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Very Large Blackhole?....

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Posted by Mark on August 26, 2001 00:49:19 UTC

Try astronomical!!! This blackhole would have to be unimaginably huge.

None the less such a blackhole is consistant with GR and thus can exist theoreticaly at least. But I can contend that if the wire were lowered to say, .999 meters from the ship, it is still technicaly possible to retrieve it given a strong enough material. At 1.001 meters from the ship, .001 meters of the wire are irretrievably lost forever.....unquestionably.

That's just playing on technicalities however. In real life we all know the wire would snap completely at its weakest point and fall towards oblitteration at singularity, long before it crossed a (REASONABLY sized) blackhole's horizon.

And I do realize that neutronium was just an arbitrary material in the thought experiment. The important part was the actual concept of irretrievability and event horrizons.........not the material used. I guess I'm just a nit-picker for details.

Out of curiosity......what would be the mass of this blackhole you refer too?

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