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Black hole. Conceptual computer illustration of a black hole, a region in space where the pull of gravity exceeds the velocity of light. As matter spirals into the black hole it grows denser and hotter, resulting in the emission of radiation. Here the emitted light is being distorted in the disrupted space-time around the black hole. No black holes have yet been confirmed to exist, but several strong candidates have been found.
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