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Re: Shape Of Black Hole

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Posted by Astral Python on November 24, 1997 09:24:54 UTC

: What properties account for the shape of a black hole? : Why is a black hole funnel-shaped? Shouldn't it be more 3-D? Why isn't the event horizon a sphere, pulling in objects from all directions????

A black hole is not as you say funnel shaped it is in fact a sphere, the illustration of the funnel mereley represents the forcce of the black holes gravitational pull. You know about Einsteinian gravity right, mass creates a warpage of space time. think of a bowling ball on a huge latex sheet, the latex sheet is spacetime, and the bowling ball is a black hole the bowling ball warps the sheet creating a funnel like dent in the latex sheet, this is why blackholes are usualyy illustrated this way.

PS: Please anyone feel free to post a message if there is a fault in my explanation.

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