[2013] Enrique Ponce (2013 Examples): Enrique P. - Black Holes

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[2013] Enrique Ponce (2013 Examples): Enrique P. - Black Holes

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong gravitational attraction that even light cannot escape from their grasp if it comes near enough.

The yellow arrow in this image identifies the position of the black hole transient inside Centaurus A.

Black Holes

Albert Einstein was the first person to predict that black holes existed in 1916.

The image shows a far disk galaxy called NGC 1277. Scientists have discovered what may be the most massive black hole ever known in a small galaxy about 250 million light-years from Earth. This super sized black hole has a mass equivalent to 17 billion suns.

The closest black hole is called V4641 Sgr. It is about 1600 light years from earth. It is located in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The reason we are able to see it is because stars orbit it.

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Where is the nearest black hole. June 3 , 2014.http://www.universetoday.com/75723/where-is-the-nearest-black-hole/The biggest black hole. June 3, 2014http://www.space.com/18668-biggest-black-hole-discovery.htmlBlack hole facts. June 4 , 2014. ://www.space.com/15421-black-holes-facts-formation-discovery-sdcmp.html

Black Hole caught tearing apart a star.


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