Black Holes and our Galaxy Research Paper by Master Researcher

Black Holes and our Galaxy
Examines the phenomenon of black holes in space.
# 39287 | 3,150 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 07, 2003 in Astronomy (Space Exploration)

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The paper begins by defining what we have come to understand as a black hole. The paper touches upon how black holes are documented and measured and examines the black hole believed to be at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. Finally, the paper explores the prevalent hypothesis that black holes are in fact the genesis of all galaxies.

What is a black hole?
How Black Holes are Discovered and Measured
Black Holes are the Centers of Galaxies, Including the Milky Way

From the Paper:

"Gravity is the cause of black holes. A black hole is the unlimited and irresistible force of ultimate gravity in the universe. To understand how a black hole is created, it is helpful to understand a bit about the basics of gravity. Imagine shooting an arrow into the sky. The harder you shoot the arrow, the farther it will go in attempting to escape the pull of the Earth's gravity. If you were to use a big enough bow with enough force you could help the arrow reach speeds exceeding 7miles per second which is the escape velocity for the Earth. Escape velocity indicates the minimum speed necessary to beat the pull of the planet's gravitational core. The strength of the gravitational pull of the core is determined by the density and mass of the core. The denser and more massive that the core is, the greater the gravitational pull. If you were to drop a ball to the center of the earth, the gravitational forces would crush it into an ever shrinking volume requiring even greater amounts of force to help it reach escape velocity."

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