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ThePhotoGuyUpstairs51 karma

Black holes to me are fascinating, but i will freely admit that i don't really understand them at all.

We speak about them as "holes" that nothing can escape from - but that is referring to the effect of gravity right? A black hole at it's core is matter right? It's just so dense that even photons of light can't go fast enough to achieve escape velocity?

In short - for the layperson on reddit - just what is a black hole made up of? Or is just simply impossible for us to know?

BTW - been a huge fan of yours since seeing your passion for astronomy and astrophysics in "The Universe" series. Very inspiring.