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Posted by fred/">fred on January 27, 1998 22:48:52 UTC

:Suppose I choose a large black hole. One large enough so that my space ship won't be torn apart by the gravitational gradient. :Suppose my spaceship has an engine powerfull enough to provide some velocity away from the object in the centre of the black hole. Not very difficult, as long as the black hole is a big one. :Then as long as my engine is stocked with fuel, I can escape the black hole. Can't I. :My question is, using a fusion engine, whats the smallest black hole I could cross the event horizon and survive to tell the tale??

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