January 26, 2022

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How Big Can Black Holes Grow?

How Big Can Black Holes Grow?

Black Holes are known for consuming everything that falls into them, but is there a point where these galactic devourers can’t stomach anymore?

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Sources:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/black-hole-SagittariusA.html
https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/the-biggest-myth-about-black-holes-35bd689a01f3
https://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/faq/black_hole/bhole-51.html
https://chandra.harvard.edu/blackhole/
https://www.quantamagazine.org/star-swallowing-black-holes-reveal-secrets-in-exotic-light-shows-20180808/
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1511.08502.pdf
https://www.coursera.org/lecture/black-holes-astro-101/05-08-innermost-stable-circular-orbit-Jjxoh
https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2015/december/black-holes-could-grow-as-large-as-50-billion-suns-before-their-food-crumbles-into-stars-research-shows
https://www.kavlifoundation.org/science-spotlights/black-holes-revisited

Images:

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/multimedia/imagegallery/if_poetry_7.html

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/swift/bursts/shredded-star.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_88S8DWbcU