Supermassive Black Soul. Vic Hollins. 2014. A black hole is what remains when a massive star dies. As it dies, the star’s gravity pulls material inward and compresses the core. It then begins to heat up and creates a supernova explosion. What remains is a compressed and massive core. The core’s gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape. As humans, we too can develop strong cores, incapable of showing others the light we once had.