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Understanding black hole

May 25, 2019 00:05 am

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.

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