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Posted by Adam/">Adam on August 1, 1998 23:25:20 UTC

: How can a black hole have a magnetic field? How does the manetic : field get out of the Black Hole?

I could be wrong, but if I am not mistaken, yes a Black Hole can have a magnetic field.

Early scientists struggled with how light reached the earth if it was a wave. It would need something there in space to get it from the sun to the earth, they invented something called ether, which we now know does not exist, to help them get past this little problem. Electromagnetic waves do not follow the same rules as mechanical waves such as sound do, as we eventually came to find out.

I would say to you very simply to answer your question of how a magnetic field escapes a Black Hole by teling you that something like a magnetic field does not obey the same rules as, say light. First of all, a magnetic field has no mass, it is not so much an object as an effect, a consequence. If that does not help, ask yourself how gravity escapes the grip of a Black Hole. Think about it a while, and read about it a while.

Black Holes and Time Warps, Kip Thorne A Brief History Of Time, Stephen Hawking Black Holes, Heahther Couper Black Holes and the Universe, Igor Novikov

-Adam

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