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Formed when a massive star collapses from its own gravity, black holes have such a strong pull of gravity that not even light can escape from them.

Today's scientists believe that a black hole is the end product in the lifecycle of a giant star. If this star is three or four times as massive as our own sun, even after it has exhausted all its fuel, then it can collapse under its own gravity. Just like a crab burying itself at the beach and pulling the sand down over itself, the collapsing star pulls in everything around it as well.

These Black Holes pictures are from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Black Holes Pictures Gallery - X-Rays Emanate From Heated Material Falling Into Black HoleX-Rays Emanate From Heated Material Falling Into Black HoleBlack Holes Pictures Gallery - STIS Records a Black Hole's SignatureSTIS Records a Black Hole's SignatureBlack Holes Pictures Gallery - Ring Around a Suspected Black Hole in Galaxy NGC 4261Ring Around a Suspected Black Hole in Galaxy NGC 4261Black Holes Pictures Gallery - Hubble Uncovers Dust Disk around a Massive Black HoleHubble Uncovers Dust Disk around a Massive Black Hole
Black Holes Pictures Gallery - Hubble Spies Globular Cluster in Neighboring GalaxyHubble Spies Globular Cluster in Neighboring GalaxyBlack Holes Pictures Gallery - Hubble Discovers Black Holes in Unexpected PlacesHubble Discovers Black Holes in Unexpected PlacesBlack Holes Pictures Gallery - Globular Cluster M31 G1Globular Cluster M31 G1Black Holes Pictures Gallery - Giant Disk of Cold Gas and Dust Fuels Possible Black HoleGiant Disk of Cold Gas and Dust Fuels Possible Black Hole at Core of NGC 4261
Black Holes Pictures Gallery - Fireworks Near a Black Hole in the Core of Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4151Fireworks Near a Black Hole in the Core of Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4151Black Holes Pictures Gallery - Feasting Black Hole Blows BubblesFeasting Black Hole Blows BubblesBlack Holes Pictures Gallery - Compact Core of Galaxy M87Compact Core of Galaxy M87Black Holes Pictures Gallery - Black Hole's Disk is Flooded With Ultraviolet LightBlack Hole's Disk is Flooded With Ultraviolet Light
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