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Re: Blackholes

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Posted by Steve/">Steve on January 12, 1998 20:10:52 UTC

: i need to get some hot information on blackholes for a sciencefair project.can you guys give me some info

A black hole is when a star collapses to where all the mass of a star forms a sort of pocket in space. kind of like this:

event horizon ___________________ _/_________________ / )( < lip / ( ) XX/ < stellar mass VV All the mass from a star collapses into the core and causes a gravitational force so great not even radiation can escape. If you try to imagine a bunch of people on a giant rubber sheet, like a trampoline, the more poeple come to the middle, the more it attracts, eventually, it would fold onto itself and form a lip like pictured where nothing is strong enough to escape.

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