Simply Mysterious Black Holes

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Simply Mysterious Black Holes

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Black holes are mysterious, yet also deceptively simple − a new space mission may help physicists answer hairy questions about these astronomical objects


Not sure how a black hole can be described as simple when we don't know and will probably never know what's beyond the event horizon!

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I agree, the term simple here imho is a bizarre choice of words,

Scratch it out and replace it with "Complex" and agreement will be had...
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Our understanding of black holes is tenuous. Since you can't do an experiment with a probe to penetrate the event horizon we will likely never know what lies at the center. A singularity? In that way very complex.
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Stephan Hawking wrote a entire textbook on the subject of black holes and I do not remember at any point of him calling them simple.
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