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Neutronium Wire Lowered Into A Black Hole???

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Posted by John Oneill on August 11, 2001 03:00:59 UTC

Ok, here is something that confuses me.

Suppose an advanced civilization lowered a superstrong 'optical' fibre made of neutronium from a spaceship orbiting a supermassive black hole, without significant tidal forces at the horizon.

Now, once the tip of the neutronium wire passes into the hole, could *ANY* force in the known universe pull that wire back out? According to relativity, I guess the answer would be no. But, in this case, since we have 'outside' forces pulling on the wire, could the wire be retrieved?

And if yes, could a 'signal' be sent along the wire?

If no, would the ship be 'sucked' into the hole along with the rest of the wire?


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