Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Black Holes

The concept of black holes consistently grips the human imagination. Many strange and frightening creatures and objects have been invented in mythology and fiction, and modern scientists have revealed a number of equally bizarre and disquieting things in the natural world. But none of these  quite compares to the idea of the black hole—an object whose gravitational pull is so great that even  light cannot escape it, and a place where most of the normal laws of nature break down.

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