NASA's Black Hole Safety Guide

Have you ever thought about visiting a black hole? We sure hope not. However, if you're absolutely convinced that a black hole is your ideal vacation spot, watch this video before you blast off to learn more about them and (more importantly) how to stay safe.

You can also download a handy safety brochure, watch short clips to learn different things about black holes.

Our advice? Don’t visit a black hole.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Safety Starts Here

The following handy video will help get you oriented before your trip (that we still wish you wouldn't take). Learn more about black holes, how to find them, and how to stay safe on your travels!

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. En español.

A Few Key Takeaways

Baby and Supermassive Black Holes

Black holes are typically found in two different sizes, smaller stellar-mass ones and huge supermassive ones.

How To Find a Black Hole

Black holes are often detected by their effect on their surroundings, like when you see stars that appear to be orbiting nothing.

Important Safety Considerations

The region near a black hole might have glowing stuff in a disk around it that produces radiation, so getting too close is inadvisable.

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