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one of the universes greatest mysteries, black holes

this is my research project about black holes. here i will tell you about how a black hole is formed, what happens if you fall into a black hole, some more facts about black holes, and what i think happens inside a black hole.

Problem

My reaserch and experiment are trying to answer two questions:

1. how are black holes formed

2. what would happen if you fell into a black hole.

Method

I simulated the collapse of a star using a latex balloon covered in tinfoil that i then " collapsed" by squishing it down three times after I punctured the balloon inside. each time a measured the balloons weight and circumference to see what would happen to the mass.

Data from Experiment

measurment 1- prior to collapsing

• weight:26 grams
• circumference: 63 cm

measurment 2- after collapsing a bit

• weight:26 grams
• circumference: 51 cm

measurment 3- after collapsing a bit more

• weight:26 grams
• circumference: 42 cm

measurment 4- after fully collapsing

• weight:26 grams
• circumference: 19 cm

Conclusion

My experiment and research lead me to several conclusions:

1. based on my experiment I conclude that the mass of a star stays the same right after it collapses. But my research leads me to conclude that over time it gains mass as it sucks things in. Over a long period of time a black hole eventually evaporates.

2. Nobody actually knows what happens inside a black hole. But scientists think that if you fall into a black hole, you will get stretched out like a noodle, and your entire perception of time and space will change completly.

3. While I can't prove this, i think that inside a black hole we will not only be stretched out like a noodle, but be streched every way, pancake horizontal, you name it.

4. A black hole is formed when a star explodes. Because it has such a dense center, it collapses in on itself, and that is what creates the black hole.

Acknowledgement

Deirdre Cooksley, who helped me with all my questions, and helped me when i got stuck.