Black Holes by the Numbers

Black Holes by the Numbers

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” The Italian poet Dante Alighieri wrote these words in his fourteenth century poem Inferno about a journey through hell. The same foreboding could apply to black holes.

If anything gets too close to a black hole, it is dragged inside and never leaves. This is because a black hole’s gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape. Click ahead and learn a few facts about these eerie formations in space.

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