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Gravitational Sling Shot Of A Black Hole

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Posted by Calvin P on April 11, 2000 15:35:48 UTC

If a space ship travel at a very very high speed toward a black hole, and use its gravity to swing around, assuming the space ship can handle this G-force acceleration, how fast would it become? Say if its initial speed is 98% of light speed, then would this gravitaional sling shot help it travel faster then light? Since the gravity pull of the black hole is greater than light speed, then the sling shot affect must be higher than that, like when a water-skier swing around the boat that`s pulling him faster than the boat itself. Please give me your ideas, thanks!

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