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PostSubject: Another black hole question    Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:04 pm

If light, which is massless, cannot escape from a black hole and the force of gravity travels at the speed of light, then wouldn't gravitons associated with a black hole also lack the ability to escape the black hole?
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PostSubject: Re: Another black hole question    Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:05 pm

I've asked this myself, and the answer is apparently not. One person I asked indicated that if Gravitons exist, then perhaps they have a mass so low that no black hole is big enough to create a quantum well wide enough to hold them. Personally I'm waiting for more information.
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PostSubject: Re: Another black hole question    Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:05 pm

astro_alan wrote:
I've asked this myself, and the answer is apparently not. One person I asked indicated that if Gravitons exist, then perhaps they have a mass so low that no black hole is big enough to create a quantum well wide enough to hold them. Personally I'm waiting for more information.

Intriguing.... I would think giving gravitons mass would bring up a whole different set of problems. Gravity would be producing itself (for example)!
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