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Sparked
Despertó
Collapsed
Colapsados
Surroundings
Alrededores
Inferred
Inferirse
Inferred
Inferirse

What is a Black Hole?; Part II

What are black holes? How did scientists discover them? Read and learn everything you need to know about black holes.

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What is a Black Hole?; Part II

What are black holes? How did scientists discover them? Read and learn everything you need to know about black holes.

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the neutron stars. Her discovery sparked interest in gravitationally collapsed compact objects as a possible astrophysical reality.
Black holes of stellar mass form when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has formed, it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. Supermassive black holes of millions of solar masses may form absorbing other stars.

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