Is there anything bigger than a supermassive black hole?

1 Answer
Jan 1, 2016

Yes, most stars.


The key word in your question is "massive." The black hole and its attendant gravity are not really all that big normally. The reason for this is, it is speculated that the atoms within a black hole have been reduced in size to a point where further compression is nearly impossible.

Think of it this way: if you were to put the nucleus of the hydrogen atom, a singular proton, at the center of a very large cathedral, its singular electron would be orbiting around it outside the cathedral's walls. And that is how all atoms are constructed. They are mostly space.

To take this a step further, it is believed that in the second prior to the big bang all the energy which went into making up all the observable matter in the universe today, existed in an area smaller than a subatomic particle.