A Galaxy Full of Black Holes

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Gomez's Hamburger planetary nebula

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  • Presentations

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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Answer common questions asked by the public: What happens to a spaceship that falls into a black hole? Will the black holes in our Galaxy eventually suck up everything in it - a cosmic vacuum cleaner? What would happen to Earth if the Sun was replaced by a black hole of the same mass? If we can't see black holes, how do we know they are there? Use with activities from the resource "Black Hole Survival ToolKit".

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No

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