Re: Black hole question

From: James Swayze (
Date: Tue Feb 15 2000 - 03:47:32 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> Gravity is *not* immune to itself, interestingly. A gravitational field, as
> a mass equivalent, is itself a source of gravity (one of Einstein's findings).
> Damien

I had a thought once. What if two black holes began ever so slowly to collide.
What effect might one observe as the two event horizons just touch? Assume the
mass of both for sake of argument is exactly equal. Would particles be pulled in
two? This would be difficult for plank sized items, no? Or would they have to
fall to one side or the other of the resultant hump left in space between the
two dents made in space time? What would determine to which side a particle
falls? Perhaps this is a foolish thought after all I'm not an expert just an
inquiring mind. Still though, any thoughts?


"Quod de futuris non est determinata omnino veritas"
			    NOSTRADAMUS 15TH Century

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