Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 4, Pages: 483-487
Dept. of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur-713209, West Bengal, India.
The life of a star is determined mainly by its mass. The more massive a star, the greater its energy output and the faster it evolves. That means a more massive star will die out faster than a less massive star. This goes against our common experience “the survival of the fittest”. Here, the fittest one is the less massive star. The three possible end stages of stars are white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. If the mass of the dying star is greater than 3.0 M~, the gravity becomes so strong that even light cannot escape from it. As a result, it becomes invisible. This is called ‘Black Hole’. Black holes are the end point of gravitational collapse, denser than white dwarfs or even neutron stars. In fact black holes are the densest objects in the universe. In this article, we have briefly discussed about black holes and their possibility of creation at the LHC.
Keywords: White dwarfs, Neutron stars, Black holes, LHC.
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