black hole

In early April this year, newspapers and online websites were agog with the news that astronomers had obtained the first image of a black hole known to reside in a distant galaxy called M87. Why did this image cause such a stir?

Black Holes (BHs) are the standard-bearers of cool Physics. Pop culture is full of references to these objects that are so powerful that nothing can escape them. A lot of Physicists have spent their lives thinking about how BHs are formed, how they can be detected and what happens to objects that enter a BH.

Do you want to introduce Stephen Hawking's big ideas to your students? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains some of Stephen Hawking's big theories which made him the greatest scientist of our time. You can also think about classroom activities based on this animation and discuss some of his theories in a simple manner.

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