Why there are Black Holes in Space

The reader must understand that I am not a physicist, and have never attended any lecture on physics, as a matter of fact, I am a hopeless lover of art. My interest in physics only came to be after a continuous obsession with the TV series Big Bang Theory, in which Physics concept like the String Theory and the existence of black holes in space were almost constantly a subject of discussion between Sheldon and company. My subsequent research on the above mentioned concepts gave birth to this article, my study is sparsely resourced and from the perspective of a none-scientist therefore should be treated as such.

Black Holes

A Black Hole is a place where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.


Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special tools can see how stars that are very close to black holes act differently than others stars.

There has been speculations of empty spaces in space. The reason it appears that there are dark, empty spaces (Black Holes) is that the gravitational pull of stars inside of themselves is so strong that it bends their light rays back inside, so the stars go out and consequently they do not give out light rays  anymore

The black holes do not mean that there are no stars there, but simply that their light has gone out and they cannot be seen. The black holes are the graveyards of stars. Likewise human beings, when our thoughts turn inward, we become just like the stars that are wandering in darkness. I believe every concept of physics is more credible when it applies to everyday human life, to the larger and plural society.

There are people everyday wandering in darkness, they do not reflect the light that comes their way, they were shining stars but they’re not anymore. To me, these are the “black holes” of outer space.

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