Super Massive Black Hole

Super Massive Black Hole - Zak Murdock 2120045 The Milky...

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Zak Murdock 2120045 The Milky Way’s Super Massive Black Hole Throughout the universe there are numerous galaxies. It believed that all of these galaxies contain objects known as black holes. Black holes are known as objects whose gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from them. They are formed from the remnants of collapsed stars. Black holes, as currently understood, are described by the general theory of relativity. This theory predicts that when a large enough amount of mass is present in a sufficiently small region of space , all paths through space are warped inwards towards the center of the volume , preventing all matter and radiation within it from escapin, volume in this case would be black holes. Not only are there black holes but there are super massive black holes. Astronomers have long suspected that super massive black holes sit at the heart of most galaxies and may be closely related to galaxy growth. Scientists have discovered that there is a super massive black hole that sits in the center of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.

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