black hole

Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

A black hole is an object with such strong gravitational attraction that even light can not escape.

EHT Collaboration

One of the mathematical outcomes of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity is that an object with sufficiently high density will have such strong gravity that nothing, not even light, can escape. This is a ‘black hole.’

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