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Black Holes

Black Holes Photo Credit: Science NetLinks

Introduction

In this lesson, you will explore an online module called “No Escape: The Truth about Black Holes.” You can use the Black Holes Exploration student esheet to view this resource.


Is a Black Hole Really a Hole?

  • Jets of Gas 

  • Accretion Disk

  • Event Horizon

 

 

See a Black Hole in Action
Describe what you see.

 

 

 

What Types of Black Holes Are There?
Read about the three types of black holes and describe each one in your own words:

  • Stellar Black Holes:

 

 

  • Supermassive Black Holes:

 

 

  • Miniature Black Holes:

 

 

Hubble Hunts Black Holes
Describe the images that you see. What do they tell you about black holes?

  • Image 1:

 

 

  • Image 2:

 

 

  • Image 3:

 

 

  • Image 4:

 

 

Find Out More: Images
Explore the four topics on the left-hand side of the page. As you do so, list three examples of the types of things that the Hubble Telescope has helped us learn about black holes:

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Is a Black Hole Really a Hole?
Read the statements below, and using what you have learned about black holes, decide if the statement is a fact or a myth, and then check the appropriate box.

 

Myth

Fact

The volume of a black hole is huge.

 

 

Black holes have no mass.

 

 

A rotating black hole may lie at the center of our galaxy.

 

 

Gravity bends light.

 

 

Our sun will eventually become a black hole.

 

 

Light cannot escape from a black hole.

 

 

Black holes will pull in everything in the universe and eventually
destroy it.

 

 

NASA sent a space probe into a black hole.

 

 

The gravity of a black hole is felt everywhere.

 

 

The gravity that your body creates is felt everywhere.

 

 

 

What Do You Know About Black Holes?
Correct any wrong answers and explain why they were wrong in the space below.

 

 

 

 

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