Black Holes – What is a Black Hole?
March 22, 2024 by hanginginspace.com
Black holes are cosmic powerhouse regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing can escape from them, not even light.

What are the Types of Black Holes?
There are three main types of black holes:

Stellar Black Holes:
A supernova explosion occurs when a big star uses up all of its nuclear fuel. If the remaining core of that star is massive enough, it collapses under its own gravity to form a stellar black hole. They typically have masses ranging from a few times to several tens of times the mass of the Sun. It is the most common type of black hole.

Only the most massive stars, those with more than three solar masses, create black holes after their lifetimes. Stars with less mass develop into less compacted entities called white dwarfs or neutron stars.

Intermediate-Mass Black Holes: