A black (and big) hole

Watson, Traci
June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/6/94, Vol. 116 Issue 22, p18
States that as early as the 1700s, France's Pierre Simon de Laplace speculated that somewhere in the universe there might be `dark stars' with immense gravitational power. Now, scientists armed with the $1.6 billion Hubble Space Telescope have finally proved him right. First definitive evidence of a black hole, a collapsed star that sucks in all light and matter in its vicinity; Data on black holes including mass, temperature and more.


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