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Physics - Formulas - Schwarzschild Radius

A black hole is a result of a very massive star that has collapsed on itself. The gravity influence of such an object is so great that light cannot escape. We can measure the effects of a black hole and we can also determine the dimensions of a black hole.

There is only a center and a surface to a black hole:

  • The center of a black hole is called a "singularity"
  • The surface of a black hole is called the "event horizon"

The event horizon is almost like a point of no return. To determine the distance from the singularity to the even horizon, the Schwarzschild Radius equation is used:

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