A black hole takes its name from the fact that light cannot escape from the mass due to the formidable gravity force.
The area surrounding a black hole is defined as 'event horizon', and it marks the point of no return. Everything that goes beyond the horizon is eventually and inevitably attracted and absorbed into the hole.
Black holes are difficult to observe, and their presence is revealed or inferred only by means of mathematical calculations, interactions with other matter and with electromagnetic radiation such as light, or with the fatal deaths of uncautious space explorers.
It is currently supposed that black holes of stellar mass are formed when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has formed it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By absorbing other stars and merging with other black holes, supermassive black holes of millions of solar masses may form. There is general consensus that supermassive black holes exist in the centers of most galaxies.
Many people have explored black holes during the ages. It is said that pirates knew The Maw well, but no one had tried to organise a comprehensive list of black holes until Year 13. Maha Michi was the first one who started mapping them and making a public list, with many others who contributed to it.
|Black Hole of Quintas||(-65, -393)||1|
|Cron Drift||(321, 232)||5|
|Endor Gate||(-200, -255)||1|
|Galactic Center||(0, 0)||8|
|Pits of Plooma||(-9, 406)||1|
|The Maw||(395, 71)||20|
|Tyus Cluster||(65, -238)||5|