are black holes cones or spheres?



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    Black holes are typically sphere shaped, or thought to be. Knowledge about black holes is highly theoretical because we cannot actually see them. The knowledge we do have about them is from studying light that passes by a black hole and is either captured or bent to go in a different direction.  Some black holes rotate though, and those ones tend to flatten out a bit and are wider at the equator part. Here is one astronomer’s diagram of the rotating black hole.

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    Black holes remain one of the biggest mysteries of universe. Scientists cannot agree on any one definite shape of a black hole because as mentioned above, no one has ever actually seen one with enough clarity to say so. The only way we can observe them from Earth is their affects on nearby stars and space debris. Most information on black holes is purely theoretical at this point because scientists do not have the capability to test such theories on black holes.

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