Stellar black hole

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An artist's depiction of a stellar black hole.

A stellar black hole (or stellar-mass black hole) is a type of black hole formed by the gravitational collapse of a star.[1]

For one to be made, a star five to several tens the mass of our Sun must explode into a supernova.[2]

The process is seen as a hypernova explosion,[3] or as a gamma ray burst.[3] These black holes are also called collapsars.

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  1. Celotti, A.; Miller, J.C.; Sciama, D.W. (1999). "Astrophysical evidence for the existence of black holes". Classical and Quantum Gravity. 16 (12A): A3–A21. arXiv:astro-ph/9912186. Bibcode:1999CQGra..16A...3C. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/16/12A/301. S2CID 17677758.
  2. Hughes, Scott A. (2005). "Trust but verify: The case for astrophysical black holes". arXiv:hep-ph/0511217. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "HubbleSite: Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull interactive: Encyclopedia". hubblesite.org. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-09.