• Question: Is the black whole black

    Asked by 494sptm33 to Ollie on 16 Mar 2018.
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      Alexander Burke answered on 16 Mar 2018:

      This is such an awesome question!! Black holes aren’t actually black at all. Just to remind you, a black hole is a region in space (and time) where nothing, not even light, can escape its immense gravitational pull. This means that no light from a black hole can ever reach us because that very light has been sucked into the black hole! As a result, black holes are invisible and have no colour. They are called black holes because they would appear very “dark” in the sky since there is no light coming from them.