10 Interesting Facts About Black Hole

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In many ways, black holes are the cosmological equivalent of an animal with an insatiable appetite, consuming anything that ventures too close. We want to share 10 facts about black holes that you may not know.


1
Just as a clock runs a bit slower closer to sea level than up on a space station, clock run really slow near black holes.

2
The nearest black hole to the Earth is 20,000 light years away.

3
Black holes are not funnel-shaped; they are spheres.

4
It was not Albert Einstein that discovered black holes. He was only revived the theory of black holes that dated back to 1783.

5
Nothing can escape the pull of a black hole unless it can move faster than the speed of light.

6
Black holes limit the number of stars in the universe

7
In theory, anything can become a black hole, even your cellphone.

8
Black Holes might be responsible for life.

9
We might be living inside a black hole since scientists are thinking that black holes can create new universes.

10
One of the most massive black holes is believed to lie at the heart of the Sombrero Galaxy, which on a clear night can be spotted through a decent pair of binoculars.