Blackholes and light

If blackholes were able to stop light from escaping , then would it mean that photons do have a certain mass (no matter how much negligible it is ) and if it does then how can something that has mass (photons) travel at the speed of light. wouldn't the speed limit aplly to them too?
 

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If blackholes were able to stop light from escaping , then would it mean that photons do have a certain mass (no matter how much negligible it is )
No, that is not the reason that they cannot escape. Take a look at some of the similar discussions below or ZapperZ's statement in this thread.
This issue has been discussed to death in several threads in both the Quantum physics forum, and the SR/GR forum. Please do your search there and figure out how gravity is a spacetime curvature, and why light follows the "geodesic" of that spacetime curvature. It has NOTHING to do with light having a mass.

Zz.
 

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