# Can a star visually look like a black hole? [duplicate]

Amateur question incoming so please bear with me.

Assumptions

If a black hole is born from a star going supernova, intuitively it should have the same or less mass compared to the star.

Black holes visually appear black because light cannot escape them due to their mass.

Questions

1. Wouldn't that imply that the light should not be able to escape the original star? Creating a black star that is visually indistinguishable from a black hole?

2. If so, would it also mean that all stars capable of becoming black holes are themselves black stars before going supernova?