### Schwarzschild Radius - The Incredible Truth

## Schwarzschild Radius : Radius of a Black Hole

The Schwarzschile radius is very much related to black-hole
concepts. According to the

**Schwarzschild’s theorem**any object or more specifically any mass has the potential to become a black hole. The**“Schwarzchild radius”**explains this concept more effectively and briefly.Karl Schwarzschild was a German physicist and astronomer |

When a non-rotating and electrically neutral body or rather
a star suffers from a complete gravitational collapse, the body will eventually
collapse to a size in which its own gravitational pull is great enough to retain
the light rays itself. This critical size is known as the Schwarzschild radius.

**THEORY:**Theoretically, any mass can become a black hole if it collapses down to the Schwarzschild radius. But if a mass is over some critical value between 2 and 3 solar masses and has no fusion process to keep it from collapsing, then gravitational forces alone make the collapse to a black hole surely. Using a very simple equation, one can determine what is the radius would be for any object of mass.

### EQUATION:

**R**

_{Schwarzschild }= 2MG / C^{2}
Where,

**R**

_{Schwarzschild }= Schwarzschild radius

**M**= mass of the object

**G**= Gravitational force

**C**= speed of light = 3 * 10

^{8 }m/s

### THEORETICAL EXAMPLES:

a)
A mass similar to that of Mt. Everest would have
a

*Schwarzschild radius*of approx 3.0e – 13 meters, which is smaller than the size of a single atom.
b)
Planet Earth has a

*critical radius*that is approx the size of a peanut.
If these objects collapsed to these sizes, both objects
would create an infinite curvature in space-time and that is the concept of a
black hole. The

*Schwarzschild radius*or*event horizon*just marks the radius of a sphere or a black hole from which we can get no particles, no light and not a single information.
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