Black Holes: Complex Physics Cause Mass Matter Absorption


Black Hole

The thought of an object so irresistible with a gravity well so deep that not even light can escape it worries me a bit…

These things are called Black Holes.  They’ve earned this special name because light cannot escape from their powerful grip (that’s the black part) and the matter and energy that is unlucky enough to fall into it never escapes (that’s the “hole” part).  They come with this nifty one way surface called an “event horizon.”  Frankly, I would call it your worst nightmare and I can assure you that if you were traveling across the universe, your galactic GPS would highlight them as areas to avoid.

It is commonly thought that one way a Black Hole can form is by the death of a star.  The theory is that as a star ages, it sheds mass.  This causes the star to lose fuel, and as it loses fuel, it’s temperature falls.  The star eventually reaches a point where it’s outward pressure (caused by it’s heat) can no longer counteract it’s gravitational pull and it collapses.  Lots of things can happen at this point, but if the remaining mass is right, it will form a black hole.

At this point, you’re probably wondering how we know they exist if we can’t see them.  Good question!  Black Holes can be seen by what they do to the space, matter, time and gravity around them as they are warped and dragged, screaming into oblivion.

Consider this:  Where does all the matter and energy go?  What’s on the other side of a black hole?  A white hole spewing matter from our universe into another universe?

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27 Responses to “Black Holes: Complex Physics Cause Mass Matter Absorption”

  • rick steven says:

    wow so cool wish i can see it on personal

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  • Space Munkie says:

    I have a question concerning the creation of Black Holes:

    We have created a large hadron collider (LHC), and it will answer many questions when they turn it on. Many people believe that this may create micro-black holes when they finally turn it on. My question is, could a Black Hole be created if 2 stars collided together at high speeds? I know it’s very unlikely that stars collide when Galaxy’s collide with each other, but there is still that small percentage of a chance that they will. And knowing how vast the universe is and how often Galaxy’s collide, this may have happened already. What do you think?

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    Schlemmons replied:

    I would imagine that the collision could cause the creation of a black hole. I would think that the colliding stars would most likely either combine into one much larger star, or cause the mass of both stars to simply fly off into space. In the first case, if their combined mass produced a strong enough gravitational field the new star could become a black hole.

    It doesn’t really relate to the LHC, though, as the black holes caused by the colliding particles would be caused by so much energy squeezed into such a small space, and would disappear almost instantly due to a phenomena called Hawking Radiation.

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    jhi replied:

    Well whats your basis? As you read in the initial segment is the end of a stars life. If two stars colidde then it will simply generate a massive gravutational pull or as you said fly off into space

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    Sarah replied:

    It could happen sometimes but there is very little chance. I know I’m not an Astronomer but I know a lot about Space.

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  • Nobody says:

    i wonder what happens if you get sucked into one O_o

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    Sarah replied:

    you’d most likely die.

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  • dimitri loizou says:

    I was wondering how light was traped inside the universe? Since the beginning was with a bang the explosion must have travelled faster than light.Could this be possible?

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    Sarah replied:

    yes and no.

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    jhi replied:

    Just no nothingg travels faster than light but the materials that exploded immit light

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  • m.m says:

    I come frome Iran.It is great.THANKSSSSSSSSSSS.

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    Chris replied:

    Iran! That’s great! Welcome 🙂

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  • Andrada says:

    On the other side of the black hole um well say that heavan is there

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  • ivon says:

    what migth happen if a person gets into a black hole or what is inside a black hole

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  • JOSE says:

    I dont know and that is a good question i wanna know that too that is intresting

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  • Ivon says:

    i whant to know what might happen if a prson gets in a black hole or what is inside a black holr

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  • phil says:

    I wonder what could resist a black hole?…music?

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  • phil says:

    …i mean it does look like a vinil;)

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  • Solara says:

    I wait for the day when something is sent into a black hole. Black holes are frighteningly beautiful and they might be the only force in the univers that destroys matter and energy (energy cant be created or destroyed, but black holes…oh…never mind…they expel radiation…the law stands…still pretty to look at though).

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