Where God divides by zero
How do you study something that is, by definition, impossible to see? That’s the quandary faced by astrophysicists interested in black holes. The singularity itself – the point inside a black hole where the laws of physics break down – remains the most enigmatic monster in the astronomical bestiary. But as for the other properties of black holes – well, astrophysicists have learned lots about them. The key to unlocking the secrets of black holes is to look at them through X-ray telescopes.
KeywordsBlack Hole Neutron Star Event Horizon Accretion Disk White Dwarf
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