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Space: Black Holes

Learn about one of the biggest mysteries in the Universe – a black hole. Find out how scientists throughout centuries were developing theories that would explain the universe formation. Learn what part in this process black holes get to play. The following sites discuss different theories about existence of black holes. The sites contain images, diagrams, and animated simulations of black holes.


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Teach students about black holes and related phenomena using this lesson plan from Discovery Education. Includes discussion questions, activities, suggested readings, and links to related websites.
Read the article about scientific discoveries through centuries that led to calculating and explaining existence of black holes.
Learn about two types of black holes: stellar and super massive. And learn why they important for existent galaxies.
Find out about black holes and how they are formed on this website from NASA.
Read here about black hole existence and its end according to Stephen Hawking's theory. View the photo of what can possibly be a black hole.
Learn definition of a black hole and theories of its existence.
Learn about black holes formation and view images how they might look like from different perspectives.
This web site contains information about formation of black holes, its structure and gravity. Learn how scientists find black holes in the universe. Click the photo on the introductory page to read its description.
Learn what parts black holes are consist of. View a diagram of a black hole. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Test your knowledge about black holes and separate myths from facts. View images of different types of black holes and view a black hole animated simulation. Also learn here how Hubble Telescope collects and presents data about black holes.
These sites have information about the universe, the Milky Way, and other galaxies. Learn about the different types of galaxies. View photographs taken from space, listen to audio files of experts, and play interactive games.
Learn about how stars are formed and their life cycle. Sites include information on size of stars, their colors, constellations, and history. There is a site with a video showing a star being formed. Also included is an eThemes Resource on constellations.

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