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If a "black hole" were to eventually "fill up", would the result be a reoccurence of the "big bang"?


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Hmmm. Define "fill up". Matter inside a black hole is already crushed beyond comprehension (at least for star-sized black-holes - for galaxy-sized black holes things might not be quite so crushed) so there's plenty of room inside there for all that totally squashed matter. However, matter is supposed to leak out of black holes through something called "Hawking radiation", named after Stephen Hawking. It has also been speculated that some kind of reoccurance of the "big bang" may occur on the "other side" of black holes, but I think this is speculation that goes way beyond our theories.

A Smith



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