RE: Black hole question

From: Ramez Naam (
Date: Sun Feb 13 2000 - 23:37:24 MST

From: Michael S. Lorrey []
> Gravity is immune to event horizons because gravity is immune
> to itself.... understand?

Recent studies, however, indicate that this is not true. _Science_
reported in November of last year on recent experiments that show that the
force of gravity acts on gravitational energy in the same way it acts on
mass. This is as Einstein predicted but was a result unexpected to many
quantum gravity theorists. (See citation below.)

I hadn't made the logical connection until seeing Jeff's post, but this does
indeed pose the question of how gravitational energy is able to escape the
pull of a black hole.

Gravity's Gravity Vindicates Einstein
Andrew Watson
Science 1999 November 5; 286: 1065-1067

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