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Re: Black Holes Spinning

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Posted by Bill/">Bill on March 16, 1998 23:14:42 UTC

: : : : : : : : : I am looking for information on using the spin of a black : : : : : as a enery source. Is there any books, papers, web sites : : : : : that anyone would suggest to get some further infomation.

: : : : Black Holes don't spin! There aren't any!

: : : And what evidence do you base that on? Do you think that just because something has never been observed that it doesn't exist? Much of what we know about the universe, especially particle physics, is based on theories and mathematics. True, black holes have not been proven to exist, but most scientists believe that they probably exist, or at least that their existence is possible within the realm of what we already know.

: : : : : I probably wouldn't take my word on it, but I'm not sure that it would be possible to use the spin of black holes as an energy source. Wouldn't any energy that is produced be pulled right back in? Also, we wouldn't be able to place any equipment near the vicinity of a black hole, b/c 1.)the pull is so strong that anything would automatically pulled in, and 2.)the area of space surrounding a black hole is so dense, that nothing could withstand the pressures involved, it would immediately be crushed. However, if you have some inormation to the contrary,or are able to find anything that answers your question, I would be really interested in reading it.

The spin of the original Parent Body would be retained after collapse into the black hole state. The spin rate would be greatly accelerated due to retention of angular mometum, as is seen in neutron stars and carbon stars. The increase would be even more pronounced in a black hole. In answer to the original poster's question, no, it's not likely that a black hole, spinning or not, would be a feasible energy source.

Bill

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