No Escape: The Truth About Black Holes

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  • 1. 
    Is a Black Hole Really a Hole?Check the characteristics of a black hole.
    • A. 

      Typically a collapsed star

    • B. 

      Gravity is very strong

    • C. 

      An enormous gap in the universe

  • 2. 
    Is a Black Hole Really a Hole? Jets of GasJets of gas result from ______________  _______________ spiraling around the black hole's magnetic field.
  • 3. 
    Is a Black Hole Really a Hole? Accretion DiskMatter around the black hole ______________________ inward and forms an accretion disk.
  • 4. 
    Is a Black Hole Really a Hole? Event HorizonAll matter that comes near a black hole will be ___________________ forever.
  • 5. 
    Is a Black Hole Really a Hole? Event HorizonThe Event ___________________  is the area around the black hole that captures matter. 
  • 6. 
    Is a Black Hole Really a Hole? Event HorizonAll matter that travels into the Event Horizon is crushed to a single point.  A _______________________ comprises the center, and the very essence, of the black hole.
  • 7. 
    NO ESCAPEWhat Do You Know About Black Holes?Check all the boxes that are FACTS.
    • A. 

      The volume of a black hole is huge.

    • B. 

      Black holes have no mass.

    • C. 

      A rotating black hole may lie at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

    • D. 

      Gravity bends light.

    • E. 

      Our Sun will eventually become a black hole.

    • F. 

      Light cannot escape from a black hole.

    • G. 

      Black holes will pull in everything in the universe and eventually destroy it.

    • H. 

      NASA sent a space probe into a black hole.

    • I. 

      The gravity of a black hole is felt everywhere.

    • J. 

      The gravity that your body creates is felt everywhere.

    • K. 

      Astronomers have evidence confirming that ordinary black holes are the gateway to worm holes.

  • 8. 
    NO ESCAPEPathway to DiscoveryScientist who described gravity in 1687.
    • A. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • B. 

      John Michell

    • C. 

      Albert Einstein

    • D. 

      Sir Arthur Eddington

  • 9. 
    NO ESCAPEPathway to DiscoveryUsed Einstein's Theory of General Relativity to define a black hole.
    • A. 

      Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

    • B. 

      John Michell

    • C. 

      Karl Schwarzschild

    • D. 

      Sir Arthur Eddington

  • 10. 
    NO ESCAPEPathway to DiscoveryScientist who theory explained that white dwarfs eventually become neutron stars or black holes.
    • A. 

      Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

    • B. 

      John Michell

    • C. 

      Karl Schwarzschild

    • D. 

      Sir Arthur Eddington

  • 11. 
    NO ESCAPEWhat type of Black Holes Are There?Stellar Black HolesThe pressure of the hot gas pushes out so that ______________ and ___________________ balance exactly.
  • 12. 
    NO ESCAPEWhat type of Black Holes Are There?Stellar Black HolesAstronomers can _______________ that black holes exist, because of their interaction with companion stars.
  • 13. 
    NO ESCAPEWhat type of Black Holes Are There?Supermassive Black HolesIn the summer, when you look in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius, you are looking toward the _______________  of our galaxy.
  • 14. 
    NO ESCAPEWhat type of Black Holes Are There?Supermassive Black HolesSupermassive black holes might be the result of the ___________________ of a dense cluster of stars.
  • 15. 
    NO ESCAPEWhat type of Black Holes Are There?Miniature Black HolesMiniature black holes probably formed between __________ to _________billion years ago.
  • 16. 
    NO ESCAPEHubble Hunts Black HolesWFPC2Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was specially designed.  It can record __________ images of very distant objects in relatively broad fields of view.
  • 17. 
    NO ESCAPEHubble Hunts Black HolesFOCThe detector intensifies the image and then records it — much like a video camera. Images of faint objects can be built up over longer _______________ times.
  • 18. 
    NO ESCAPEHubble Hunts Black HolesSTISHubble's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) separates starlight into its component __________________ .
  • 19. 
    NO ESCAPEHubble Hunts Black HolesA Calculated EscapeAny projectile launched from Earth is slowed by interaction with the atmosphere.  Most of this interaction is caused by ________________.
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