What Is A Black Hole by luke Winger

Main idea and supporting deatails

The Newsela article I choose was about black holes and what there made of, how big they are, and other cool facts about black holes. 1. There are a lot of different types of black holes for example stellar black holes. Stellar black holes are medium sized black holes and form when the center of a very massive star collapses in on itself. But it doesn't always create a stellar black hole. When a star collapses in on itself it can also create a super nova or a exploded sun. 2. Every giant galaxy contains a black hole at it's center. A super massive black hole forms when a galaxy is created. Supper massive black holes size is related to the size of it's galaxy. The super massive black hole that is in the center of our galaxy is called Sagittarius A. It has a mas equal to about 4 million suns put together. 3. Black holes could not swallow earth because they cant necessarily move. They still follow the laws of gravity just like all other things in space. If a black hole swallowed up our sun Earth would not get sucked in. The black hole would keep the same gravity as the sun so the planets would still orbit the black hole the same as they orbit the sun now.

Wow that's cool!

Quote the author

1. When the author said that "a black hole is a region in space where the pulling force of gravity is so strong that light cannot escape. The strong gravity occurs because matter has been pressed into a tiny space. This compression can take place at the end of a star's life. Some black holes are a result of dying stars." I think the author said that to tell us about how powerful black holes are. 2. Also the author said the largest black holes are called "super massive." These black holes have masses greater than 1 million suns combined. Each one would fit inside a ball with a diameter about the size of the solar system. I think the author put this in to tell us about how big black holes are. 3. last when the author said that a black hole cannot be seen because of the strong gravity pulling all of the light into the black hole's center. However, scientists can see the effects of its strong gravity on the stars and gases around it. If a star is orbiting a certain point in space, scientists can study the star's motion. This tells them if it is orbiting a black hole. That told me more about scientists research on black holes.

Thinking stems

1. I wonder if black holes can suck up a sun that is way bigger than the black hole sucking it up? 2. My new thinking is that black holes cant actually hurt or destroy earth or any other planet in our solar system. 3. I predict more black holes will be made. 4. I wonder if black holes can get destroyed? 5. I can imagine a black hole sucking up a sun. 6. I wonder what a supper massive black hole compared to a primordial black hole? 7. Maybe black holes can suck up the air around it? 8. I wonder if black holes can suck up other black holes? 9. I'm picturing what a black hole would look like if I could see it. 10. I wonder if you can see a black hole when it is sucking up light.



Created with images by NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Suzaku Catches Retreat of a Black Hole's Disk" • NASAblueshift - "Simulation of Black Hole Flare" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Space Telescopes Reveal Secrets of Turbulent Black Hole"

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