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25+ Interesting Facts About Black Holes

Black holes are formed when the matter of a dying star presses into a tiny space. Due to this collection of a large amount of matter in little space, the black hole contains excessive  gravitation force that nothing (even light, the fastest object) can pass through it. Subatomic particles can  escape from black holes . Just before reaching the event horizon, these tiny particles accelerate close to the speed of light and manage to move outside the black hole’s axis of rotation. ( Source ) The  fastest spinning supermassive black hole is present at the center of the galaxy NGC 1365. This black hole is spinning at 84% of the speed of light. ( Source ) According to a study in 2006, a black hole (GRS 1915+105) is spinning between 950 and 1,150 times per second. The speed of this black hole near the  solar system  is almost the  maximum possible spinning speed . The  sun cannot  change into a black hole due to its small size. The smallest black holes are remnants of stars, more than th

30 Interesting Facts About Belize

Belize is an independent country in Central America. But it is also part of the Commonwealth of Nations that makes British Queen Elizabeth II the monarch of Belize. The Chiquibul Cave System in Belize is the longest in Central America. It has an area of around 540,000 square feet. ( Source ) Around half of Belize is composed of  thick forests . 80% of rainforests in Belize are under government protection. Most of these tropical forests are still unexplored. There are more than  250 varieties of orchids  in the rainforests of Belize. These rainforests are also full of numerous birds, wildcats, and other  mammals . High-quality timber of  mahogany trees  inspired the British to set up a colony in Belize during the 17th Century. ( Source ) In 2010, Belize became the first country to completely  ban bottom trawling  in its waters. The step was taken to protect the Belize Barrier Reef from destruction. ( Source ) The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) is the world’s  second-lar