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Here are Some Myths and Misconceptions about Black Holes


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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