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Re: BLACKHOLES

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Posted by mathman/">mathman on December 30, 1999 04:51:32 UTC

: : CAN BLACK HOLES ENGULF A GALAXEY?

There appear to be two classes of black holes, large burnt out stars and galaxy centers. At any reasonable distance from a black hole, it is just a large source of gravity, so your question reduces to "Is it big enough to attract a galaxy?" Although there is no theoretical reason not to have something that big, there is no known astrophysical entity large enough, except for large collections of visible galaxies, such as "The Great Attractor".

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