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RE: RE: RE: Is There An Avg Size For Black Holes?

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Posted by Michael Wright on October 30, 2000 06:52:27 UTC

Any matter can become a black hole if it is compressed enough. I used to have the equation, but you can actually calculate what your own Scwarzchild Radius would be if you were compressed so much that your turn into a black hole! But, I've also read about black holes evaporating... It would be a great thought exercise to think about whether it would evaporate into nothingness or explode when it reaches a certain mass...

As to what you were saying about thinking before calculating, black holes were theorized and thoight about 200 years before the theory of relativity predicted them, so that's absolutely true!

Math is important, though... Without the equations we would have never learned so much about this universe!

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