Black Holes – Really?

Just waiting for dinner and thought about the enigma of what are termed “black holes”.

What an unfortunate name to apply to a large, extremely dense mass.  I suppose an accurate term might be “black mass” but that has unfortunate connotations 🙂 .

They ‘appear’ as holes simply because light can not be emitted from them, explanation follows.

But there can be objects “on the other side” far enough away to not be part of the black hole, you would obviously not see them, as you might if there was really a hole.

So, any science fiction that suggests they can become a minute singularity, through which one might pass into another universe, perhaps, makes no sense, to me!

This is both serious and for fun, just as a light diversion.

Refer to ” ” for serious information.

Don’t let the name fool you: a black hole is anything but empty space. Rather, it is a great amount of matter packed into a very small area – think of a star ten times more massive than the Sun squeezed into a sphere approximately the diameter of New York City. The result is a gravitational field so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. In recent years, NASA instruments have painted a new picture of these strange objects that are, to many, the most fascinating objects in space.


About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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4 Responses to Black Holes – Really?

  1. hirundine608 says:

    I go against the normal logic here. Insofar as, how other people think of space as a place to travel. using machinery to get there. Whereas, the real option is to become a creature of light. Capable of movement throughout the universe. … sigh! Not in my lifetime perhaps? Cheers Jamie

  2. omanuel says:

    There are no black holes. Neutron repulsion prevents the collapse of matter into black holes

    • Hi Oliver, I presume you mean, as I think, holes in space. But masses great enough to prevent even light ‘escaping’.
      How do you comprehend the “massless” E.M. light, or photons, being restrained by the huge gravitational force exerted by a black “hole”?

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