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Posted by Richard Ruquist on March 7, 2002 14:31:55 UTC

But according to Bruce no sucking either. But I now have to confess that I do not understand what is happening physically.

For example, what could allow light to go in but not out of the event horizon?

It seems to be that if space were simply distorted, so that light bent- then light propagating normal to the curvature of space would still escape. I can only understand it as an analogy to throwing an object straight up in the earths gravity at less than escape velocity.

But that is not an exact analogy since General Relativity has no gravitational field. The field is replaced by geometry. And that if space is static, the velocity of light is always v=c locally. So it should always escape. Maybe some day I will understand.



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