Colliding Black Holes
Name: james l vanwinkle
Date: 1993 - 1999
If two super massive black holes reach a point of mutual attraction, will the
objects at the heart of each black hole not accelerate to the speed of light?
What would be the result of the impact of the two objects? Could the objects
obtain an impact speed in excess of the speed of light? Could you not have a re gional "big bang"?
Any good articles on the object of colliding black holes?
There have been a number of good articles on black holes. I remember
at least one that dealt with collisions, but I do not remember where it is to be
found. Go look up some articles: either Scientific American, Science, etc.
Until the two black holes get really close (so their event horizons overlap), th ere will not be
much that is different from two masses moving under attractive forces. The
speeds of things will not be strange. When they start to "touch" There should
be lots of mass transfer and radiation. I do not know any of the details.
It should be an interesting study.
Samuel P Bowen
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