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Where Does The Black Hole Get Its Name From?

The hitchhiker’s guide to the black hole — Part 2

Simulated image of a non-rotating black hole — A model for Sagittarius A (Image from WikiCC) — The black hole appears to look like an eclipsed star with a toroidal ring surrounding it. The leftward edge of the ring appears to be brighter. Likewise, the top surface of the ring appears to be brighter than the rest of the ring.
Simulation of a non-rotating black hole — A model for Sagittarius A (Image from WikiCC)

Have you ever wondered why the black hole is called so? In my previous essay in the hitchhiker series, I laid out the intuition behind the notion of black holes.

In this essay, I will be answering the aforementioned question. But along the way, we will also be covering some of the

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