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Do You Live in a Black Hole Landscape?

You’ve heard of the term “black hole,” right?

These days, just about everybody knows what a black hole is. Black holes are formed when a massive, dying star collapses in on itself. The result is that what was once a bright, massive star that burned brightly for billions of years is transformed into a lump of incredibly dense matter.


That lump of matter is so dense that it exerts extreme gravitational forces. Because of the strong gravitational pull of a black hole, scientists estimate that a feather resting on the surface of a black hole would weigh several billion tons.

The gravitational pull of black holes is so strong, in fact, that not even light can escape from a black hole. The gravitational pull is just too strong. And that’s the reason that this type of natural phenomena are called ‘black holes.’ Since light cannot escape, there appears to simply be a black hole in space at the location of the collapsed star.

Not All Black Holes Are Found In Space

You might think that black holes are found only in space.

But that’s not true – at least in a sense. Black holes are actually quite common right here on earth. There happens to be some black holes right in my very neighborhood. There are probably some black holes in your neighborhood, too.

In fact, you might be living right in the middle of a black hole. And if so, I’ll bet it’s a little bit uncomfortable!

Lightless Landscapes

When night falls at the end of each day, the stars appear, shining brightly in the sky. And as the sunlight gives way to darkness, well-lit landscapes cocoon the homes of their families in halos of warmth, beauty, and brightness.

But not all homeowners enjoy the benefits of landscape lighting. When the sun goes down these lightless landscapes turn murky and dark. You could call them black holes, of sorts. And while these earthbound black holes don’t create havoc by sucking everything that surrounds them into their gravitational field, they still do some damage.

These neighborhood black holes make homes appear cold and uninviting. Unfriendly. And the shadowy darkness that surrounds these homes makes them the sought-after targets of burglars and thieves.

Are You the Neighborhood’s Black Sheep?

The owners of these black hole landscapes face the unfortunate reality of homes that are not as safe or secure after sundown. They live in homes that are unattractive and uninviting after dark – no matter how gorgeous the landscape may be by daylight.


You could even say that these black hole landscapes are sort of the black sheep of their neighborhoods. That may seem harsh, but just take notice the next time you drive through your neighborhood after dark. You’ll see that those black hole landscapes really stand out – and not in a good way.

If you happen to be the owner of one of those black hole landscapes – we don’t mean to be harsh or insulting – but your home is the one that drags down the aesthetic appeal of your neighborhood at night. Your home is the one that sucks the nighttime beauty out of your neighborhood, just like a black hole sucking light from the sky.

True black holes, the ones in space, are powerful, unchangeable forces of nature. But fortunately, your black hole landscape can quite easily be transformed from a murky, depressing pit of darkness into the star of the neighborhood. All it takes is one phone call.

This entry was posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 8:36 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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