No Escape: The Truth About Black Holes

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Gas jets (artist's illustration) 2anatomy.jpg
Hubble image of a suspected black hole 9814a1.jpg
Black hole (artist's illustration) bhole3.jpg
Big Bang (artist's illustration) bigbang.jpg
Hubble spectrographic images of a black hole's gas jets firework.jpg
Photo of the Hubble Space Telescope hubble-earth.jpg
Hubble image of a supermassive black hole ngc4261.jpg
Hubble image of a galactic gas jet ngc4486.jpg
Hubble image of a galaxy's center ngc6251-crop.jpg
Stellar black hole (artist's illustration) stellar-binary.jpg
Hubble spectrographic image of a black hole's "signature" stis.jpg
Hubble image of a galaxy's center 9814.jpg
Hubble image of a galaxy's center (smaller graphic than above) 9814a1.jpg
Big Bang (artist's illustration) bigbang2.jpg
Black hole animation
Black hole animation (smaller animation than above)
"Fact" navigation button fact.gif
"Myth" navigation button myth.gif
Hubble image of the galaxy M84 nucleus m84stis.jpg
Big Bang (artist's illustration, smaller than above) micro1.JPG
Hubble image of a suspected black hole Ngc4486.jpg
Hubble image of galaxy NGC6251 ngc6251.jpg
Hubble image of galaxy NGC7742 NGC7742.jpg
Graphic of Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "A Descent into the Maelstrom" poem.jpg
Hubble image of Milky Way Star Field sgr1.jpg
"Black Hole Images" graphic signature.jpg
"OK" navigation button splash-img.jpg
"Hubble Space Telescope STIS FOC WFPC2" graphic splash-inst.jpg
Stellar black hole (artist's illustration) stellar1.JPG
Stellar black hole (artist's illustration, larger than above) stellar2.jpg
SOHO image of the Sun sun-small.jpg
Hubble image of a supermassive black hole in the galaxy NGC 4261 Superm1.jpg
Hubble image of a supermassive black hole in the galaxy NGC 4261 compared with the ground-based image of same supermass2.jpg
Divider bar redbar.gif
"OK" navigation button (smaller than above) small_ok.gif
Dante quote, "Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here" dante.gif
Graphic of teachers getting crammed into a VW Bug vw.jpg
Star graphic that is the background of the lesson stars.gif

Other resources related to black holes:

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Web pages from STScI or outside STScI related to the topic of gravity and black holes:

Hubble Finds a New Black Hole — and Unexpected Mysteries. Photograph and caption available.

Black Hole Candidate: Victim of Mistaken Identity. Photograph and caption available.

Massive Black Holes Dwell in Most Galaxies, According to Hubble Census. Photograph and caption available.

STIS Records a Black Hole's Signature. Photograph and caption available.

Fireworks in a Black Hole Near the Core of the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 4151. Photograph and caption available.

Hubble Finds a Bare Black Hole Pouring Out Light. Photograph and caption available.

Information about galactic black holes.

Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars.

Falling into a Black Hole.

Classical and Relativistic Trip to a Black Hole.

Answers to Black-Hole-Related Questions from Dr. Mario Livio, STScI.

Black Holes FAQ List — maintained by Ted Bunn of the UC Berkeley Physics Department.

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About HST — Read about the science instruments and mission operations of the Hubble Space Telescope:

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Technical Overview of the Hubble Space Telescope — Information, observational data, and images can be found at the Hubble Project

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