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For the same reason as in Newtonian gravity, which after all is an emergent framework from General Relativity: the equations have to be solved. In Newtonian gravity the orbits are solutions of conic sections, circles , elipses, parabolas and hyperbolas. In general relativity, the apsides of any orbit (the point of the orbiting body's closest approach ...


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When black holes form from the collapse of stars, we think they usually produce bright supernovae explosions which release tremendous amounts of energy. Some models suggest that a non-negligible fraction of stars which produce black holes may not produce normal supernovae, these are often called 'failed supernovae', see for example astrobites: Gone Without ...


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A black hole $m\approx300,000M_{sun}$ at the center of galaxy $NGC 4845$ is thought to have a giant gas planet with the mass no larger than that of a brown star in orbit, though it is currently being drained into the black hole. (And by currently I mean what we are seeing right now, which happened a long time ago). The gas giant is thought to have been ...


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They both refer to the same thing. The habitable zone is also called the Goldilocks zone, a metaphor of the children's fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, in which a little girl chooses from sets of three items, ignoring the ones that are too extreme (large or small, hot or cold, etc.), and settling on the one in the middle, which is ...



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