Science 9 Inquiry Project

What is a black hole, and how is it formed? 

Black holes are formed when big stars fall upon themselves or explode. This is called a supernova. Stars are made up of a lot of matter, so when there’s a supernova the matter from the dead star has no where to go so it comes together to form a black hole. There’s so much matter in a small space that it all packs together and creates a super strong gravitational pull, so that nothing, not even light can escape.

^This picture is showing the process of a supernova, which is a star falling upon itself or exploding. The matter from the star forms a black hole in its place.

^This is a picture of a black hole sucking in a big star.

This video is showing how a black hole is made after a star collapses.

Sources:

  1.  http://hubblesite.org/reference_desk/faq/answer.php.id=56&cat=exotic
  2. https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-a-black-hole-58.html
  3. https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/black-holes

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