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Latest news on black holes, which are formed when massive stars collapse under their own gravity and become so dense that they create a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it. This region is known as the event horizon.

Black holes can be classified into three types: stellar black holes, intermediate black holes, and supermassive black holes. Stellar black holes are the most common and are formed from the collapse of a single massive star. Intermediate black holes are less common and are believed to be formed from the merging of smaller black holes. Supermassive black holes are the largest and are found at the centre of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way.

Black holes are not visible, as they do not emit light. However, scientists can detect their presence by observing the effects of their gravity on nearby objects, such as stars and gas clouds. When a star or gas cloud gets too close to a black hole, it is torn apart by tidal forces, creating an accretion disk around the black hole.

New observations and simulations have revealed the intricate dynamics of black holes, including the way they consume surrounding matter and their impact on the structure of galaxies. Supermassive black holes have been found to play a critical role in the evolution of galaxies, regulating the growth of stars and gas in their vicinity.

Researchers have also discovered that black holes have a temperature and emit radiation, known as Hawking radiation, which causes them to gradually shrink over time. This discovery has important implications for our understanding of the fundamental laws of physics.

Technological advancements have allowed scientists to observe black holes with unprecedented accuracy, including capturing the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow. These observations have confirmed Einstein's theory of general relativity and provided valuable insights into the nature of space and time near a black hole's event horizon.

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