The Universe’s Heart of Darkness

“Einstein’s Monsters” probes the mysteries of black holes and their profound role in shaping the universe.

According to this sweeping overview by the astronomer Chris Impey, black holes are the most terrifying implication of the general theory of relativity, trapping both light and matter inside their voracious gravitational fields. But scientists believe there’s one at the center of every major galaxy. (Visual: )

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