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Re: Event Horizon

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Posted by richard david/">richard david on August 9, 1999 12:44:01 UTC

: If time dilation is infinite at the event horizon, how does anything ever get into a black hole?

R.D. says that a body at rest in its local frame can cross the event horizon because its space it the frame of the universe that equals the speed of light at the event horizon. It's space itself that is being sucked into a black hole. Most likely matter that is being sucked into the black hole along with space is traveling towards the black hole at some high velocity in its local frame. So matter is likely to approach the speed of light well outside of the event horizon in the frame of the universe. In fact, I have suspected that as the matter approaches the speed of light, it drags space along with it. This could be derived by including dynamics in Einstein's equations. They have been solved for spinning black holes, but as far as I know not for black holes at lunch. You might be interested to know that it is believed that black holes multiply the mass of the infalling matter by a factor of three. Personally, I think black holes of sufficient size destroy matter turning it into the primordial unified field.

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