Here are Some Myths and Misconceptions about Black Holes

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Black holes are one of the most extraordinary objects known to physics.  Their powerful gravitational fields can swallow entire stars and they warp space-time itself. Yet, despite their charm amongst space enthusiast, for the most part, numerous people don’t correctly understand the physics of black holes.  In a recent video by PBS Space-time on Youtube, astrophysicist Dr. Gabe Perez-Giz walks audience through the science of black holes, clarifying and correcting some all-too-common misconceptions.  And surprisingly as it turns out, our most fundamental concepts about black holes – that they have event horizons from which even light cannot escape, also that they’re “infinitely dense,” – are either intensely overgeneralized or totally wrong. So watch this awesome video below and learn:

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