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peanutaxis

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- Where would the energy go?

Hi,

So when black holes circle each other and eventually collide to form one larger black hole [I believe] that the gravitational potential energy is turned into ripples in spacetime. But that makes me wonder, what if two black holes collided exactly head on? Surely there is a massive amount of gravitational potential energy that.....where would it go?

Thanks,

p

So when black holes circle each other and eventually collide to form one larger black hole [I believe] that the gravitational potential energy is turned into ripples in spacetime. But that makes me wonder, what if two black holes collided exactly head on? Surely there is a massive amount of gravitational potential energy that.....where would it go?

Thanks,

p