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PostSubject: Destroying a Black Hole with Anti-Matter?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:21 pm

Would it be possible to destroy a black hole if you threw enough anti-matter into it?
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PostSubject: Re: Destroying a Black Hole with Anti-Matter?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:22 pm

No, it would just add mass to the black hole.

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PostSubject: Re: Destroying a Black Hole with Anti-Matter?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:22 pm

No, but it would be pure hell on your pitching arm.
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PostSubject: Re: Destroying a Black Hole with Anti-Matter?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:23 pm

I can't help but imagine a ship straying too close to a BH. Captain yells "dump the antimatter reactor", thinking it will soften the BH. Sure enough, the BH swallows the antimatter, grows, only to make it easier to consume the ship.

Sci-fi comedy gold I tell ya.

As pointed out, antimatter will not work.
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PostSubject: Re: Destroying a Black Hole with Anti-Matter?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:24 pm

johnastro wrote:

Sci-fi comedy gold I tell ya.


*gasp* are you telling me that the science in the new Star Trek movie is wrong? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Destroying a Black Hole with Anti-Matter?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:25 pm

Ah yea, star trek isn't the best place to go for hard science Razz It is a little better then the science of the Death Star or the famous "Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs." Did Han find a "short cut"?

and thanks for the answers all Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Destroying a Black Hole with Anti-Matter?    Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:33 pm

lol well they have to make it better for those who dont like true science lol

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