For everyone to share since a lot of this has been just glanced at without further thought, controversy and discussion.
Black holes are one of the most destructive forces in the universe, capable of tearing a planet apart and swallowing an entire star. Yet scientists now believe they could hold the key to answering the ultimate question - what was there before the Big Bang?
The trouble is that researching them is next to impossible. Black holes are by definition invisible and there's no scientific theory able to explain them. Despite these obvious obstacles, Horizon meets the astronomers attempting to image a black hole for the very first time and the theoretical physicists getting ever closer to unlocking their mysteries. It's a story that takes us into the heart of a black hole and to the very edge of what we think we know about the universe.
Horizon: Black Holes (BBC)
Published on Mar 1, 2012
''Black Holes: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong''
by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor
Date: 02 August 2012 Time: 02:01 PM ET
If most people know one thing about black holes, they probably know that nothing can escape from them, not even light.
Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong gravitational attraction that even light cannot escape from their grasp if it comes near enough.
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