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event horizon

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Definition of event horizon in English:

noun

Astronomy
1A notional boundary around a black hole beyond which no light or other radiation can escape.
Example sentences
  • This causes space-time in their vicinity to be literally dragged around them in a gravitational vortex, forming a region around their event horizon called the ergosphere, in which it would be impossible to stand still.
  • Something at the event horizon of this black hole was trying to escape.
  • They say that once you cross the event horizon of a black hole there's no escape - but that just sounds like loser talk to me.
1.1A point of no return: we’re nearing the event horizon of the presidential election
More example sentences
  • Gosh only knows how, but alcohol was consumed and the event horizon of my return to Cambridge kept receding.
  • There's no threshold to reach, event horizon to cross, or moment of novelty to await.
  • Probes pushed down her throat were destroyed without returning any useful information, as if there were some kind of event horizon just past whatever served her as vocal cords.

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