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  • How big is a black hole?

    That depends on how much it weighs. A black hole weighing as much as our Sun could fit through a hula hoop that is just 6 miles around. A black hole twice as heavy would need a hula hoop twice as large.

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About SXS

The SXS project is a collaborative research effort involving multiple institutions. Our goal is the simulation of black holes and other extreme spacetimes to gain a better understanding of Relativity, and the physics of exotic objects in the distant cosmos.

The SXS project is supported by Canada Research Chairs, CFI, CIfAR, Compute Canada, Max Planck Society, NASA, NSERC, the NSF, Ontario MEDI, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, and XSEDE.

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