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Re: Black Hole Information For Kids

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Posted by Q-birt on March 14, 1997 09:57:46 UTC

: : Where is a good place to find information on Black Holes for kids? My son, 7 years old, is extremely interested in Black Holes.

: Thank you for your help... Jim

To make things as simple as possible for your son, a few things need to be explained first. Black Holes come from the death of stars, respectively. By death of stars, I mean when all of its fuel is used up and the sun begins to collapse. The suns fuel is Hydrogen which is smashed together in a process called fusion to create Helium which gives us energy. When all the fuel is consumed, the sun collapses and begins to draw in all surrounding matter with its tremendous gravitatioal pull. The pull is so strong, no signal can escape. . .not even light. . .that's why we call them black holes. Good luck, Elias

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