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RE: If You Watch The Star Go In...

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Posted by Gerald Dondanville on September 23, 2000 06:05:50 UTC

ya`ll make it seem like a black hole would consume a star all at once, like a frog eating a fly.

I visuallize more like a draining effect, since the star would not cross the event horizon whole/all at once, but would be subject to being pulled and ripped apart by the blackholes gravity, way before the event horizon is reached.

And that is if you are talking one star one blackhole. If you have a whole bunch of stars all rushing to the same blackhole, it seems the stars would start ripping each other up before the blackhole gets a chance.

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