• Question: how is black holes made

    Asked by anon-181894 to Leo on 26 Jun 2018.
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      Leo Beacroft answered on 26 Jun 2018:

      Hey Tobias,
      I think it’s to do with when a star dies and it’s so big it collapses on itself and the gravity is so strong it pulls it all together and forms a black hole.
      Not all stars form black holes when they die though.
      That’s not a great explanation, sorry I’ll see if I can do better (it’s a while since I’ve done much astrophysics!).
      Thanks for your question though!