Collision of black holes

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what happens when two black holes collide?
 

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Its believed generally that when you collide two bodies with enough force, then the bodies group together by the attractive force and grow larger in size and mass..

Based on the similar concept, when two black holes collide, they just don't hit on each other, firstly, they get attracted by each others gravitational fields and they start they start to get close to each other, and hence due to that, they start to revolve around each other and finally their centers collide releasing a huge abount of energy :/ or some things like that I guess xD

Their masses increase etc...
 
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Its believed generally that when you collide two bodies with enough force, then the bodies group together by the attractive force and grow larger in size and mass...
Just to clarify, the two bodies actually have LESS mass after the collision than the sum of the two bodies before the collision due to energy lost through radiation and other means.
 
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Its believed generally that when you collide two bodies with enough force, then the bodies group together by the attractive force and grow larger in size and mass...QUOTE]

Just to clarify, the two bodies actually have LESS mass after the collision than the sum of the two bodies before the collision due to energy lost through radiation and other means.
Right. This represents the binding energy that would be required to pull them apart after they settle. Though, for black holes, have fun trying to pull apart a merged black hole.
 

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