We live in the Milky Way Galaxy. Most of us are familiar with the idea that within this galaxy, we live in our own solar system – the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, etc. However, our galaxy is much larger than our own solar system. In fact, did you know that a black hole is likely at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy ?
Most beleive that a black hole is the result of a collapsed star. However, did you know that not all black holes come from a star? Those that do actually have a special name – the stellar black hole. But what does the formation of a stellar mass black hole consist of?
Black Holes: They seem like such an major part of the universe we understand today, yet we’ve only known of their existence for less than a hundred years! It was in the year 1916 that a man named Karl Schwarzschild began to prove the existence of black holes based on the research of scientists like Albert Einstein, among others. But who exactly is Karl Schwarzschild, anyway, and how did he come to discover the existence of black holes?
The thought of an object so irresistible with a gravity well so deep that not even light can escape it worries me a bit…