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Posted by Schnee/">Schnee on June 29, 1998 09:11:09 UTC

: "Allong with some really freiked up quantum physics stuff....."

: You watch it! I like quantum mechanics! Although you're right. It is really wierd. Yeah, relativity only breaks down at the singularity. Up until that point, it's still relevant, though it becomes sort of weak as soon as it hits that event horizon. And you're right- light doesn't to our knowledge bounce off an event horizon. At the horizon itself, light is curved back until it's heading into the black hole again. And just outside of the event horizon- I'm talking like you could reach your hand through it if you were actually there (hypothetical. I'd hope nobody here would try to put their hand through an event horizon!) light seems to stop, but that's because time is slowed by the gravitational fields produced by the black hole. The light doesn't slow at all- time does.

I wasn't trying to make fun of quantum mechanics, I enjoy the subject myself, just that it's a kinda brain twister. What scientific field DOESN'T break down in a singularity?? I thought relativity would hold up there....let me rephrase that, what field makes a singularity possible?

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