19 comments on “Mass Holes

  1. @SupplementAndNutrition:
    There is no motion in this gif, the galaxy is not pulled around in any way. What you are seeing there is merely an optical effect called a “gravity lens”: the gravity of the black hole makes the light going around it curve (like an ordinary lens bends light), and therefore you see a distorted picture of what lies behind it.

  2. This is an animated gif — I see motion so perhaps your browser isn’t allowing motion. Check your settings. As for the lensing effect — go read the page accompanying the gif — it explains what you’re seeing — but the motions of the stars around the black hole at our galaxy’s heart are real and have been documented.

  3. Sorry, probably a misunderstanding: I assumed that “SupplementAndNutrition” talked about the first picture (“A simulated view of …”), not the second one (“The motions of stars …”), since he talked about “this galaxies” (sic). In the second picture, obviously there should be motion (although indeed my browser isn’t showing that), but that second picture shows stars, not galaxies.

  4. That’s right — it does show stars — they are the stars orbiting the black hole at the center of our own galaxy. I suspect the OP probably meant stars, not galaxies… perhaps a typo on his/her part.

  5. Earth will turn into black hole. Alas, once it is prosperous planet that is the most beautiful and plentiful like oasis of the desert, will fall into eternal darkness.

  6. Ah, you haven’t done the calculations for what it would take to turn Earth into a black hole, have you? Another beautiful fantasy sunk by reality. ;)

  7. The universe is amazing; a treasure chest full with vast wonders more precious than any diamond. Only the humand mind can compare to the universe and its borders without end. Secrets of Secrets hidden deep within the massive vault of primal darkness.

  8. 2012 is another doomsday theory that will come to be proven wrong. it is exactly the same as the y2k, people overreacting and refusing to use judgment or logic whatsoever.

  9. Black holes are essentially very dense collections of matter with gravity so strong that not even light can escape. They can form when massive stars explode and the leftovers collapse to a dense core; they can form when two or more black holes collide and merge.

  10. I’m not a smart one or some weird people with huge glasses i just an ordinary man with some interest in science…
    well anyway i think the black hole theory is only a fantasy theory. Some stars have gravity and to prevent its surface collapses to its center the stars use energy from nuclear chains reaction with Hydrogen use as its fuel. Mathematically some stars has run out its fuel so its surface collapses down. Since it has a huge mass, it has huge gravity and the story tells “even the light from its dead stars wont come out”. I think its just daydream it just like Darwin’s evolve theory that never proven. The difference is to proof the black holes theory we had to go out for some light year distance. But Im sorry to tell you that around our earth there exist some calls van allen’s belt. For me the proof as the X-ray photo isnt enough to the existence of dead stars become vampire that eat others stars. I believe that some powers is beyond the lens effect we see from earth. That power is God. believe me that our universe is had an amazing creators. Think this : where come from weird energy such as gravity, and why in the atom’s nucleus it has many protons although we knows that protons is always hate with each others.
    may be so may be dont…

  11. Let your interest in science educate you further; by this, I mean do the actual work to understand the laws of physics that describe what happens in the cosmos. You may come back here after you have learned more and realize how uneducated your answer is. Throwing a magical sky fairy in there for discussion was a nice touch though, but you can’t prove that exists, can you?

    My advice: learn more about these things before you attempt to sound like an expert.

  12. This website is very informative. I’ve heard if a black hole the size of a quarter landed in the center of the earth it would completely swallow it. Is that true?

  13. they’re just theories of how a black hole is made right? A scientist cant really know till they see it first hand.

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