How Are Black Holes Formed?

A black hole is a place in space that is extremely dense and has a strong gravitational pull. This is because a lot of matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This usually happens when a star is dying. When a star dies, sometimes it turns into a supernova. For a black hole to form, the dead star has to get smaller and smaller until it is a very dense and small point. That eventually collapses in on itself to form a black hole. Black holes are extremely powerful that even light can’t escape. Black holes can suck in entire stars and planets! Black holes can be from the size of a single atom to the size of the Sun! Black holes are still mysterious because even light can’t escape a black hole, meaning that scientists can’t see them. But, they can see the movement of stars around the black hole and study it this way.

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