New Data Adds To Understanding Of ‘Black Holes’

New Data Adds To Understanding Of ‘Black Holes’
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WASHINGTON —  Scientists continue to learn more about black holes in space, places where the pull of gravity is so strong that not even light can escape. Black holes occur after supergiant stars explode into brilliant but short-lived supernovas. All the matter dispersed by that titanic explosion collapses in a few weeks or months, and gravity crushes it all into a tiny space. Now, data from a Japanese satellite is helping decipher the secrets of these invisible singularities. Black holes are invisible to the human eye. But telescopes with special tools can help find them by revealing how they affect nearby stars. In February, Japan’s space agency rocketed its Astro-H satellite into orbit to examine …

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