Black Holes

by Thomas C. Cannon, La Cueva High Sch, United States,
Anthony W. Cannon, La Cueva High Sch, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space II


For many years, scientists have searched the skies for black holes; stars even more massive than white dwarves. As of yet, there have been no 100% sure sightings. Since they do not emit light, we cannot detect black holes by ocular means; however, efforts have been made to detect them in certain binary systems where they sometimes give off x-rays and by other methods. Although, presently, there are no practical uses for a black hole, speculation has been made as to possible applications which may be possible many years in the future.

Subject Headings: Electric power | Power plants | Gravity waves | Electronic wastes | Waste disposal | Light (artificial) | X rays | Detection methods

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