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Re: Falling Objects Inside A Black Hole

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Posted by VY on September 14, 1999 22:23:59 UTC

: 1. inside a nonrotating black hole: would an object fall spinning or straight to the singularity? : 2. Take two objects falling inside a black hole (nonrotating): a small one and a big one. Which one would fall faster? the small one or the big one? Is the speed of the fall a question of mass or a question of density?

1. If it was fired straight at the center or singularity it would go straight in, if you fired an object off center but within the gravitational pull, its angular momentum would deteriorate until it reached the singularity.

2. Depends, remember Galileo's experiment about dropping two items of different size off a tower, both land at the same time.

But, if you're talking massive star, the mutual attraction between the two should increase the speed of fall.

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