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Re: Absolute Speed Of Light?

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Posted by Adam/">Adam on June 27, 1998 13:39:32 UTC

: : : As matter accelerates towards the Black Hole, : : does it exceed the speed of light?

: : No...it constantly accelerates up to the point it almost reaches the speed of light (it cannot go the speed of light, it has mass)

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I have struggled a little with the idea of infinite density, this appears to be what you're telling me. No surface area?

I have heard quoted the fact that if the earth were a Black Hole, it would be about 3cm in diameter. I understand the earth cannot become a Black Hole, but what did that quote mean? Were they speaking of the size of the event horizon the earth would have if it were collapsed?

-Adam

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