Lab Semester Project
The Mysterious Black Holes
The human race is an extremely curious one, we are always wanting to expand and understand. We have figured out many things about our physical world, all the way down to even the tiny atoms that make up matter. But the sky has always held many mysteries and the search for answers will be one that will have scientists and your average Joe busy for centuries. Fortunately, as better instruments have been developed, we have been able to get a better understanding. Since we’ve been able to figure out a stars life, we‘ve gotten the basics down for our sun and we‘ve also categorized our solar system fairly well, I think the new search of the skies is to explain the things that seem to be causing quit a stir, but are invisible. I am talking about black holes, and their mysterious ways. Finding out more about black holes will allow us a better understanding of space time and maybe could even give us an idea of distinguishing between science fiction and fact.
But first, to understand black holes, you have to understand a star and its life stages. At the end of a massive stars life, it falls in on itself and all of its components have been pressed together to form a super massive object. This massive object can be in the form of a neutron star or a black hole. After a black hole is formed, since the gravitational force is so strong due to the large amount of mass in such a small space, it pulls in debris and other matter. These additions make the hole stronger and more powerful and naturally even more massive.
The Black Hole got its name from the fact of humans not being able to see anything about it (black). The second part of the name is due to the fact that the actual hole is where everything is absorbed and where the supposed center “core” is. The core is the main part of the black hole where the mass is concentrated.
With everything about a black hole being super dark and not emitting on the...