What Is a Black Hole, How Are Black Holes Created, and What Would Happen If You Fell Into a Black Hole?

A black hole is a fascinating hypothetical concept and does not refer to a hole in the proper sense of the word.

A black hole is an object, a massive amount of energy in a tiny amount of space.

Very large stars, much more massive than the Sun, for instance, will likely end their existence by collapsing to a size of just a few miles in diameter.

The concentrated gravitational force of a black hole pulls in all matter within its reach.

All matter includes all atoms, subatomic particles, and electromagnetic waves, even light.

If you fell into a black hole, you would likely be crushed before you figured out what happened.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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