Black Holes

3 reasons why black holes are the scariest things in space

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Black holes — regions of space where gravity is so strong, not even light can escape — are the corpses of dead, massive stars.

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And they’re terrifying.

Black holes are NOT terrifying in a “one could form in the center of the Earth and swallow us whole at any moment” kind of way.

And no, the Large Hadron Collider is also not going to create a black hole that swallows the Earth.

Rather, black holes are terrifying in an existential “we’ll never know the farthest limits of the universe” kind of way.

Here’s why black holes are so terrifying.

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Sometimes these black holes eat stars from their own galaxy — but don’t worry, that’s not in the cards for our Solar System.

3. Supermassive black holes are just weird, in a physics way.

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There’s a supermassive black hole 40 billion times the mass of our Sun and 20 times the size of our Solar System.

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