We are unveiling more and more of the secrets of the Universe which surrounds us, that including black holes, a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it.
“But how does a Black Hole form? Are there any near us? And can they pose a threat to us? A look at the universe presents us with pictures of fascinating and confusing beauty: landscapes of light and gas and stardust, formed by cosmic wind and radiation.
Our telescopes are discovering more and more wonders of the universe. They are looking far out into space and thus far back into the past. The centre of our galaxy is marked by a super-heavy Black Hole: an astronomical object with an inconceivable gravitational pull.
Nothing can escape from it.”