Scariest Objects In The Universe; Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Fear Black Holes

The future of anyone falling into a black hole would be extremely painful. Why? The strong gravitational pull of the black hole would tear you apart, shredding your bones, muscles, and even molecules.

Have you ever had the chance to watch the Interstellar movie? It’s one of my favourite sci-fi movies, mainly because it tells you a great deal about space. The main character, Cooper, departs from a black hole in time to see his daughter Murph in her final days. Certain people believe that this type of knowledge should be shared with the children in school. Why? There are unlimited possibilities when it comes to the black holes. No one truly knows that resides in them. Scientists initially thought that there was no escape from a black hole, but their perception eventually changed.

A photograph of a black hole at the center of galaxy M87. The black hole is outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon.
A photograph of a black hole at the center of galaxy M87. The black hole is outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon. Source: Getty Images

Yes, people cannot get out once they enter it. However, new studies claim that this might not be the case, after all. The latest research claims that rather than being swallowed, a person falling into a black hole would be absorbed into a hologram. Quite a lot of people question this theory as most of the astronomers and experts believe that anyone falling into a black hole would immediately die. 

What are black holes, though? 

Black holes can be described as the most unusual objects in the universe. Scientists claim that they are extremely dense and have a strong gravitational pull. According to various studies, the gravitational attraction in the black holes is so powerful and intense that even light cannot escape from the depths of it.

Albert Einstein prophesied about the presence of black holes back in 1916. He proposed his general theory of relativity and mentioned the existence of black holes. After decades of black holes being known only as fictional or theoretical objects, the first physical black hole was spotted in around 1971. 

How are black holes formed?

Black holes are areas of spacetime that form or generate when large stars die. These cosmic events exhibit gravitational forces so strong that nothing can escape, not even light. Astronomers have recently discovered that the centre of the Milky Way harbours a massive black hole of about 4.3 million solar masses.

Following are three reasons why black holes are the scariest objects in our universe: 

A black hole is pretty close to our beloved planet:

Astronomers have found a black hole in one of the constellations called Telescopium. The said black hole is just 1,000 light-years away from our beloved planet. The worst part is that it is quite close to our solar system and can easily suck us in. A thousand light-years might sound far, but in cosmic dimensions, it is extremely close.

On the scale of the Milky Way, it’s in our backyard.Thomas Rivinius, an astronomer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Death by the black hole:

It won’t be pleasant is all you need to know. Black holes are endless pits that pull everything inside of them. As stated before, you cannot escape a black hole. The future of anyone falling into a black hole would be extremely painful. Why? The strong gravitational pull of the black hole would tear you apart, shredding your bones, muscles, and even molecules. It’d be quick, though. You won’t feel anything once you’re inside of a black hole. You’d be surrounded by darkness for a few seconds and then would eventually die.

Black holes are present in multiple galaxies:

The observations with the Hubble Space Telescope have shown that all galaxies have black holes at their centres. Scientists claim that the bigger galaxies have bigger black holes. The biggest of the lot is located in the M87 elliptical galaxy. The black hole I am talking about is a thousand times bigger and denser than the one in our galaxy.

Supermassive black holes are quite strange: 

The largest black hole discovered has 40 billion times the mass of the Sun. Black holes that are this massive are generally shielded from view by an event horizon. At their centres is a singularity, a point in space where the density is endless. Humans cannot fully comprehend the interior of a black hole because they are quite strange and do not fall in any category.

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