Black hole question

From: Jeff Davis (
Date: Sun Feb 13 2000 - 14:24:08 MST


Justy a quick question, sans florid embellishments.

If a black hole has an event horizon from within which nothing can escape,
then how can the mass within the black hole exert a gravitational
attraction on anything outside the event horizon? How can anything *orbit*
a black hole?

Doesn't the indisputable fact of gavitational influence by the foremost
candidates for black holedom suggest that either they are not black holes,
or that the theory of black holes is flawed?

Not wanting to rain on anyone's cosmology or nothin'.

                        Best, Jeff Davis

           "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                                        Ray Charles

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