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Questions regarding points of extremely high mass density, which creates an extremely strong gravitational field from which light cannot escape.

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If we were to locate a pulsar in a close elliptical orbit around a black hole, could this reveal significant information about the black hole (e.g. time dilation / structure)? Could this even tell us …
asked Jul 24 '17 by Jonathan
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Can we determine the physical structure of a black hole by observing its gravitational effect on objects in orbit? There are three possibilities that I see, and would like to test: Singularity at t …
asked Apr 3 '16 by Jonathan
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Is dark matter trapped near / in black holes, like regular matter is, or does something different happen with dark matter?
asked Mar 20 '16 by Jonathan
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Do the jets sometimes emitted by a black hole result from its magnetic field? It would seem Jupiter's magnetic field tends to be concentrated at the poles, and I would imagine this might extend to bl …
asked Jan 12 '15 by Jonathan
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I know light, and practically nothing but gravity can escape a black hole. My question is: can magnetism escape a black hole? A couple things that convince me it can are: Jupiter's magnetic fiel …
asked Jan 12 '15 by Jonathan
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If we sent someone on a path that passed as near as possible to a black hole without getting pulled in, how far into the future would they go due to time dilation? Let's assume the black hole is 5 so …
asked Mar 12 '16 by Jonathan
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My understanding is that time slows and approaches stopping when approaching the event horizon of a black hole. I have seen this explained several places, including a brief explanation in the last pa …
asked May 14 '14 by Jonathan
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Consider a space ship that is being drawn closer to a black hole. The crew begins to notice the effects, and discovers that they are nearing the black hole. They then manage to halt their progressio …
asked Jun 1 '14 by Jonathan
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If a star or black hole neared the solar system, which would do the least damage? For the sake of a good comparison, lets assume the candidate star is an "average" 5 solar mass star, and the black ho …
asked Jun 16 '14 by Jonathan
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If you were to fall into a black hole, my understanding is that from your reference point, time would speed up (looking out to the rest of the universe), approaching infinity when approaching the even …
asked May 23 '14 by Jonathan