Astrophysical Implications of Black Holes Astrophysics There Essay

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Astrophysical Implications of Black Holes


There is a tradition in science for phenomena that are once thought of as impossible or absurd, later become fundamental to the progression of science. The subject of black holes falls within this tradition. Stephen Hawking, a leader in physics, once claimed that the existence of black holes was impossible; later on, he became on the leaders at the forefront of research and topics related to black holes. In the 21st century, it is common knowledge within physics and astronomical communities that black holes are critical to the existence and health of the universe. Black holes are far more frequent occurrences that previously theorized with distinctive properties and vital functions. Astrophysicists and other related professionals now theorize that super massive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, and possibly at the center of all galaxies. This idea speaks directly to the significance of black holes to life in the universe. Furthermore, recent developments and research show that there are black holes of various sizes, including smaller black holes stemming from mini supernovae. The paper will explore the idea of black holes including some of the distinctive and more radical hypotheses about their nature.

Black holes are astrophysical phenomena with a quantum singularity at the center. The singularity is the element of black holes that would have infinite mass. It is theorized that black holes possible have infinite mass. There is not enough research and data to state this as true regarding black holes. It is agreed that the singularity of a black hole has infinite density, likely due to the immense gravitational pull from which light cannot escape.
(UTK, 2013) While infinite mass is still hypothetical, it is my thought that infinite mass of a black hole is possible. Scientists contend that if and when two or more black holes smash into each other, they create a larger black hole; while they also concurrently contend that a single black hole may not be split into two or more black holes. (Bunn, 1995) This supposition leaves room for the possibility of infinite mass. If for some reason a number of black holes came into close contact to each other, their accumulated mass could be represented as a limit that approaches infinity. The universe is expanding, so it is possible it could contract. If it contracted to an extent to which many galaxies came into close contact with each other, the super massive black holes at the center would amass infinitely. Whether or not there is an individual black hole in existence with infinite mass right now, it is tempting to say it does not exist, but we know so little about the universe, so it would be more prudent to state that it is possible, though unknown.

Time dilation is a concept integral to Einstein's theory of relativity, a theory that solidified estimations of black holes as far back as the late 18th century. The theory posits that an aspect to the relativity of time is an occurrence called time dilation. When moving through space at a speed, such as at the speed of light, time moves differently from the perspective of the object moving relative to an unmoving….....

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