On Black Holes

Black holes continue to be one of the most complex and unknown objects in the known universe. As we all know black holes are objects with so much gravitational force that nothing, not even light, can escape its grasp.

Black holes, like a solar flare, are known to release massive amounts of energy in the form of a quasar. A quasar is formed when a black hole is essentially “sucking up” more than it can handle, and extremely large amounts of energy erupts at both ends of a black hole, that can be seen deep into space.

Scientists have wondered for years how much energy is emitted, and now they know. Some quasar’s
have been seen that consume an estimated 600 planet Earth’s of matter and energy a minute. These quasar’s are capable of emitting more energy than an entire solar system will give off in its entire life time. Tapping into this power source for even an hour could give Earthling’s an unfathomable amount of energy. Unfortunately, we have nowhere near the technology to do such a thing yet. But we can dream!

Black holes also cause something called time dilution. The more gravity that exists in a given location, the more strain that it causes on the fabric of time. It’s simple, really. The closer you get to black hole, the slower time flows. All of this is in relation to Earth, of course! Someone who is parked just outside the cusp of a black hole will start to age much slower than someone back home on Earth. Neat stuff huh?

It has been proven that most large galaxies have a super massive black hole at their center. Our own Milky Way Galaxy was formed around such a super massive black hole. Extremely close to the center of our galaxy planets and stars orbit this black hole at unimaginable speeds.

While all of these things have been confirmed in science one such thing still disappoints scientists. We are still visually unable to actually see a black hole. But that’s because of logistics, no light escapes a black hole, so you can’t possibly see nothing. But thanks to computers, telescopes, and numerous other scientific methods we can easily distinguish black holes and where they are.

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