Astrologists have affirmed that this is a place in space where gravity yanks to a large extent that light cannot get out, this is owing to the fact that gravity at that section is great (Frolov and Zelnikov, 2011). Scientists have asserted that it is difficult to see black holes due to the assertion that light cannot get out through them however, space telescopes with special tools can be used to view and can even show the behaviors of stars around them (Burns, 2008).
It is important to note that black holes can be as small as the size of an atom but have a mass of a large mountain and in light of the statement, the largest black hole is called supermassive and scientists have found proof that every large galaxy contains a supermassive black hole at its center (Gilliland, 2015). “The smallest black holes were formed when the universe began and that stellar black holes are made when the center of a very big star falls in upon itself, or collapses causing a supernova while supermassive were formed at the time that the galaxy formed” (Keeton, 2014). Scientists have established that black holes cannot destroy the earth as they do not revolve in space eating stars, moons and planets (Keeton, 2014). Therefore, experts have attested that earth may not fall into black holes as there is none that is close enough to the solar system for earth to do that (Keeton, 2014).
Scientific importance of black holes
Scientifically, experts have accepted that black holes provide a platform for investigating and testing the fundamental laws of the universe (Raine and Thomas, 2010). The inexplicable concept of imagining how a black hole with a very large mass that is concentrated into such a small volume that the gravitational field generated is powerful enough to prevent anything from escaping its clutches (Raine and Thomas, 2010). This notion motivates scientists who have provided theories about the nature of matter, space and time to look into more intriguing facts of black holes in the space. Such investigations may generate big and vital ideas in fundamental science encompassing general relativity, quantum mechanics and cosmology together (Frolov and Zelnikov, 2011).
There are current and future studies on black holes that will open new fields and expand knowledge in physics that in the process may lead to new technologies such as the generation of entangled pairs of photons as needed for quantum computing (Frolov and Zelnikov, 2011). In addition, new knowledge may see the creation of black hole; this may make them powerful in quantum computers that when coded may input instructions from black holes that are decoded via hawking radiation. NASA for instance, has been heavily involved in space research using satellites and telescopes in studying black holes thereby helping scientists in answering questions surrounding the universe (Raine and Thomas, 2010).
My view is that black holes have been important in current and future studies; knowledge from such studies will help in formulating equations that instill confidence in cosmology and may give accurate answers that make sense. There have been many theories and conspiracies brought forward by scientists that revolve around the universe and how the solar system was formed; the studies on space will be helpful in justifying and disapproving the existing notions (Frolov and Zelnikov, 2011).
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