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May913, 07:50 AM

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I want to know what is the shape of a Black Hole? Is it round like a globe, or is it flat or oval shaped?




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May913, 02:33 PM

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google "black hole shape". You will get lots of descriptions.




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May913, 04:08 PM

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For all practical purposes, black holes are spherical. The event horizon of a rapidly spinning black hole may be slightly oblate. The putative singularity at the center of a rapidly spinning black hole could be disc shaped, as opposed to a point. Chances are good, however, that singularities will be resolved by a correct treatment of quantum effects [i.e., a theory of quantum gravity]. For discussion, see http://www.einsteinonline.info/spot.../bh_uniqueness.




#4
May1213, 06:15 AM

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What is the shape of a Black Hole?
Thanks Cronos for the Einstein Link.



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