explains how a black hole forms and provides simulations revealing what
might be the nature of space surrounding and inside a black hole.
details the nature of the event horizon that surrounds the black
hole—nothing within the horizon, including light, can escape its
chronicles how astronomers found evidence supporting the existence of
black holes and details the methods they used to infer the presence of these
follows astronomers who race to confirm the existence of a supermassive
black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
notes that astronomers have already found evidence that suggest there may
be supermassive black holes at the centers of nearly all large galaxies
throughout the universe.
suggests how these black holes may have formed.
reviews how black holes may affect the matter surrounding them and
explores theories about how they evolve.
recounts how, since 2002, astronomers worldwide have been able to observe
the galactic center's black hole flaring up.
considers what may happen to the galactic center's black hole when it
eventually encounters a larger black hole found in the nearby Andromeda