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Are there nonspherical blackholes? 
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Nov712, 04:11 AM

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An amount of material I have read recently refers (specifically) to the spherical case of blackholes. Are there nonspherical blackholes?
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Nov712, 04:27 AM

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There are 4 known solutions to Einstein field equations for black holes. Two of the four are rotating black holes, which are not spherical  Kerr and KerrNewman black holes. The other two are the Schwarzschild and ReissnerNordstrom black holes, which are static and spherical. In each case, one variant carries no charge and the other has a charge.



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Nov712, 05:40 AM

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Thanks Chronos. Can I just confirm  rotating implies nonspherical, is that correct?
Regards, Noel. 


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Nov712, 05:37 PM

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Are there nonspherical blackholes?
Correct. See http://www.madore.org/~david/math/kerr.html for further discussion.



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Nov812, 07:28 AM

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Thanks Chronos.



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