Solving the mysteries of black holes
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA clears up some common misconceptions about black holes, which are some of the most intriguing phenomena in the Universe.
Black holes are not always black, and they are also not always the same size. Supermassive black holes are found at the center of every galaxy.
Most people think that anything within a few thousand miles of a black hole will be sucked into its strong gravitational pull, but this is not the case. A black hole with the mass of our Sun, for example, could be approached within tens of miles.
Video Credit: NASA