Central Stand Exhibits KL11 Black hole

KL11 BLACK HOLE


Does light disappear into a black hole like a ball into a funnel?



Set the ball spinning into the funnel.


The ball travels in an accelerating orbit toward the throat of the funnel. The closer the ball moves toward the centre, the faster its speed. This funnel is like a black hole in outer space. In this black hole model, the funnel represents the curvature of space and the ball is an object being sucked into the hole.

Once a photon of light comes within range of a black hole and enters its event horizon, it no longer has any chance of escaping the pull of the black hole. This is why black holes cannot be directly observed. They can, however, be observed on the basis of the x-radiation sent out by the gas being sucked into the hole. The material being sucked into the hole accelerates as it approaches its centre of gravity. The planets and other bodies in our solar system act like material sinking into a black hole whenever they approach a heavier body. For instance, the closer the planets circle our Sun, the greater their rate of rotation.


A supernova explosion is the fate of all stars that are more than three times heavier than the Sun. The materials created by a supernova explosion are expelled across the universe by the energy from the explosion, and sometimes end up becoming building blocks for new solar systems. We all consist of widespread materials created by the explosion of ancient stars.

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