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15th December 2016

NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star

Filed under: black holes,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 12:51 pm
Published on 21 Oct 2015

This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart.

9th December 2016

What are black holes? WIRED explains

Filed under: black holes,space — Tags: — BiBi @ 2:10 pm
What are black holes? WIRED explains

WIRED explains the four types of black holes and why we can’t take photos of them

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.

Black holes are a consequence of gravity reaching intense levels. When matter becomes incredibly densely packed together, gravity can become so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-black-holes-explained

 

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