• Question: is there a pattern to how black holes appear if so whats the pattern

    Asked by jinyoung_senpai on 3 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Yuri Yushtein

      Yuri Yushtein answered on 3 Mar 2020:

      There are astrophysical laws governing the stars evolution. At the end of the star’s life it will become white dwarf/black dwarf/supernovae/neutron star/black hole depending on the total mass.

    • Photo: Peter Fawdon

      Peter Fawdon answered on 3 Mar 2020:

      Black holes appear when a supermassive star stops producing energy and collapses under its own weight. It becomes so small and it is so heavy that light does not go fast enough to escape from it. so we can’t see it anymore!

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      Abbie Hutty answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Not my area of expertise, I’m afraid, but sounds like these guys know what they’re talking about! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Andrew Ball answered on 5 Mar 2020:

      I’m not a cosmologist but learned during my undergrad physics degree the basics of them. The extreme conditions under which they form and how they behave is are basically understood, we think. Black holes have mass, charge and angular momentum and the rest depends on the material outside the event horizon.