Exploring Black Holes: Frozen Stars and Gravitational Dynamos

Black holes are gravitational superheroes. Here is their origin story, including World War I, magnificent mustaches, and Albert Einstein.

Matthew R Francis
7 min readJul 24, 2017

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Part 1 of a four-part series on black holes. This part defines what a black hole is, goes back to the beginnings of black hole research, and shows how physicists came to terms with the existence of these weird objects. Part 2 will talk about the role black holes play in galaxies and how invisible…

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Matthew R Francis

Writer of physics and astronomy. Wearer of jaunty hats. Tryin' to publish a novel. Social Justice Doof Warrior. Avatar by @ScienceComic .