# Black holes

@article{Creighton2008BlackH, title={Black holes}, author={Teviet Creighton and Richard H. Price}, journal={Scholarpedia}, year={2008}, volume={3}, pages={4277} }

Black holes are among the most intriguing objects in modern physics. Their influence ranges from powering quasars and other active galactic nuclei, to providing key insights into quantum gravity. We review the observational evidence for black holes, and briefly discuss some of their properties. We also describe some recent developments involving cosmic censorship and the statistical origin of black hole entropy.

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