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Posted by Mike Wilson on June 7, 2000 14:02:40 UTC

That is a good point. When a black hole sucks in matter, it will gain mass and get bigger. A more massive object has a larger gravitational pull. However, with a singularity, the size is always infinitely small no matter how big the actual black hole is. It is just that its gravitational influence reaches further. Because we are dealing with an infinity situation (singularity) here we can have it so that it can any mass but it will always still be the same (zero) size. It is a little weird to grasp, but the whole concept of a black hole is weird.
Hope this helps.

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