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Introduction Black holes if they truly exist are very strange objects indeed Imagine if you will an object resting in the vast emptiness of space totally undetectable except for its gravitational pull Imagine an object so massive and so densely packed that not even light can escape its immense gravity Now imagine flying toward one of these objects and circling around it at some distance light from the stars behind it becomes bent by its strong gravitational field Now imagine approaching and orbiting the photonsphere Think of falling deeper and deeper towards the black hole as tidal forces stretch your body into spaghetti Imagine spiraling inward toward a singularity in space-time an infinitely dense geometric point where all the laws of physics in fact the very fabric of space and time break down and cease to exist Picture watching someone take the plummet towards the event horizon seeming never to quite reach it though he himself feels he has already crossed it in a finite amount of time These are just a few of the strange phenomena that accompany the compact stellar remnants coined black holes by physicist John Wheeler These are strange and fascinating objects but as of yet they are still considered theoretical That is why astronomers and astrophysicists of all disciplines have turned their attentions towards the search for actual black holes in the vastness of space The search is a difficult one because black holes cannot actually be seen and must be detected indirectly However it is a very important one because the discovery of actual black hole would provide further proof of Einsteins General Theory of Relativity which first predicted their existence over fifty years ago Many potential black holes have been found and investigated since the search was begun Some of them can be explained easily by other means others so fully fall under the definition of black holes that if theyre not then they
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