Can a black hole hold an infinte ammount of mass

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can a black hole hold an infinite amount of mass
 
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Theoretically, I think so, but I don't think the evidence supports there being that much mass in the universe.
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole

Black holes are believed to form from the gravitational collapse of astronomical objects containing two or more solar masses. Astronomical observations suggest that the centers of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way, contain supermassive black holes containing millions to billions of solar masses.
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as jonathan has said theoreticaly there is no upper mass
limit for BH, "if there is i have not seen a referance to it".
however i do not think a BH could contain "infinite mass",
unless it is "the singularity".
 
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There is no limit on the mass of a black hole, but a black hole with infite mass is not even a remotely realistic or possible situation.
 
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Originally posted by Zeke
can a black hole hold an infinite amount of mass

No, only about half that amount.

:wink:

Njorl
 

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