His research regarding the theory of probability led him to the inference that ceaseless contraction of gigantic star would indeed give birth to such bodies. Scientists acknowledged these findings of Laplace after Einstein had presented the theory of relativity. Inferring a star whose light rays were frozen, Laplace had called it ‘frozen star’. Only recently in 1967, the American scientist John Wheeler (see, photo) gave it more expressive name, black hole.
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