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Are there non-spherical blackholes?

  1. Nov 7, 2012 #1
    An amount of material I have read recently refers (specifically) to the spherical case of blackholes. Are there non-spherical blackholes?

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    Noel.
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2012 #2

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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 Kerr-Newman black holes. The other two are the Schwarzschild and Reissner-Nordstrom black holes, which are static and spherical. In each case, one variant carries no charge and the other has a charge.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2012 #3
    Thanks Chronos. Can I just confirm - rotating implies non-spherical, is that correct?

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    Noel.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2012 #5
    Thanks Chronos.
     
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