Black Hole Makes A Donut

For the last couple of days we’ve been going down a rabbit hole that started with wondering about the “theory of relativity” and just exactly what that might be. We’re still walking that trail and may be for another few days. In the meantime, and related to Einstein’s breakthrough, taking a look at a Black Hole’s incredible power might be an interesting diversion.

What is a Black Hole?

“Black holes are regions in space where an enormous amount of mass is packed into a tiny volume. This creates a gravitational pull so strong that not even light can escape. They are created when giant stars collapse, and perhaps by other methods that are still unknown.” Source: University of Chicago News

“Don’t let the name fool you: a black hole is anything but empty space. Rather, it is a great amount of matter packed into a very small area – think of a star ten times more massive than the Sun squeezed into a sphere approximately the diameter of New York City. The result is a gravitational field so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.” Source: NASA

What does a Black Hole look like?

Credits to EHT for producing the following image and to MIT for the article describing and sharing it:

A Black Hole is not an easy thing to photograph. The following TED talk explains.

To the point of this post, sharing with you now the news of a Black Hole making a donut at this link: While a Black Hole Shredded a Star, NASA’s Hubble Was Watching

And from NASA the following direct report at this link: