BY SYDNEY COLLIER
Ever wonder what's actually in space? Well black holes are one of the answers. They are usually made when a star collapses on itself, an event called a supernova. When a supernova happens, it also means that part of the star is shot into space.
Black holes are a rejoin of space time where there is amazingly strong gravity. No particles, not even light can escape a Black Hole. To escape from a black hole, you would have to get to a speed much faster than light to escape the pull. If you try to get close now, you would not even make it past the horizon. As you start to enter into the horizon, you will start a process called spaghettification which stretches you out until there is nothing left. This has never actually happened to a person before because the black holes are very far away. Scientists haven't found the nearest black hole yet, but there has been one about 1000 light years away.
It is rumored that a black hole could be or could contain a thing called a wormhole. A wormhole is in a way a portal; they are only a myth or a rumor. What is the biggest thing a black hole can suck up? If you thought it couldn't be a star, well you are wrong. On October 12, 2020, there was an occurrence where a black hole did suck up a star. First the black hole had to stretch out the star so it could fit in and then after it was small enough, the black hole sucked it up.
The first black hole was discovered in 1916 by Karl Schwarzschild but the first interpretation was made by David Finkelstein in 1958. The name of the first black hole that was discovered is 1971 to represent the time when it was discovered.
Here are 5 reasons why black holes are interesting:
These are some of the reasons why astronomers are so interested in them. I'm not sure about you but I think black holes are some of the most interesting space forms in our Milky Way (at least of the things we have discovered)