Essay about Black Holes

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Black Holes

Within our galaxy alone, there are millions upon millions of stars. Within our universe, there are millions upon millions of galaxies. Humans have known the existance of stars since they have had eyes. Although interpretations may have differed on what they were, they were always thought of as white glowing specks in the sky, but the mystery does not lie within what we can see, but what we can not see. There are billions of stars lighting the darkness of our universe, but the question lies in what happens when one of these enormous lamps burns out. Upon many speculations, one of the most facinating is the black hole theory. Not any star can become a Black Hole. For instance, the possibility of our sun becoming a black hole
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Even though a black hole’s gravitational pull is enormous, it does have its boundry. This boundry is called the "event horizon". This event horizon is the point where the black hole’s gravitational pull begins. Once you cross the event horizon, there is no turning back. As stated before, the escape velocity of a black hole exceeds the speed of light, and since going faster than the speed of light is impossible, so is escaping a black hole’s gravitational pull. This explains why all the black holes do not swallow everything up in the universe.

Inside the event horizon is where the major speculation begins, just what happens once you cross the event horizon. Well, once you cross the event horizon, you’ll be spinning around the center at the speed of light. As you get closer to the center, or what scientists call the "singularity", the theory of the speghetti effect comes into play. That is, the gravitational pull of the center of the black hole is greater at your feet than your head, thus pulling stronger at your feet, and stretching you out to a point of infinite thinness. This same force is what causes the tides in our ocean, hence the name "tidal forces". The time in which it takes you to witness this effect depends on the size of the black hole. A smaller black hole means that

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