Two weeks ago today, we explored the beautiful enigmas that are the black holes. We now have a basic understanding of what exactly they are, and have learnt of the scientific community’s recent efforts towards imaging the area around a black hole for the first time in history. Let’s now take a look at how the black hole came to be there and what it likes to do in its spare time, shall we?
If I ask you what you think the most fascinating thing in the universe is, what would you say? Of course, the obvious answer is The Nexus blog. However, there’s also something else out there that is spectacular on a similar astronomic scale. I am, indeed, referring to the mysterious matter-inhaling bodies known as… black holes. The name itself is enough to induce a feeling of helplessness and insignificance in oneself. Today we’re going to see what we can learn about a black hole’s true profile, and perhaps by the end they won’t appear to be so scary after all.