Author: James Caldwell
Massive black holes exist in the center of every galaxy. However, within these galaxies are thousands of black holes. How black holes are made is an amazing process of a massive star collapsing causing a supernova. Massive stars ranging from hundreds, nearly millions of stars begin to fuse elements together, which consist of hydrogen to helium to carbon to neon to oxygen to silicon and then to iron. However, iron doesn’t fuse causing the star to collapse within milliseconds. An example for the collapse of a star is to imagine a large mountain collapsing into an object no bigger than a raisin but keeping its same weight. The elements are so compacted that they collapse into a singularity (a fancy word that scientist use to say we have no idea what it is).
A black hole’s gravity is so strong that time and light cannot escape it’s pull. I find black holes interesting and think that they’re big and cool.