At the backdrop of the euphoria amongst scientific community about the recent first-ever photo of a black hole last month, one of my colleagues, who was not a science student in his high school, got intrigued by the concept of black hole and things thereof. He kind of posed a challenge to me to make him understand the concept. He felt more enlightened after I tried and simplified things for him. It was then I got an inspiration to write this article with somewhat layman approach to understanding black hole.
Soon after the world got its first glimpse of a real-life image of a black hole on Wednesday, a petition started to circulate to name the black hole after the late Chris Cornell, the rock band Soundgarden's frontman.
April 11: It's been a huge day for science. And an even bigger day for female scientists. Despite the tall order, an international team of more than 200 researchers unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, April 10: An international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - using a global network of telescopes to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape.