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B Could a black hole be hiding inside a neutron star?

  1. Dec 27, 2016 #1
    Since gravity is stronger the closer you get to center mass, is it possible some neutron stars have a black hole inside?
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    It is also not true that the gravitational field gets stronger the closer you get to the center of mass. The gravitational field at the centre of the Earth is zero.
  4. Dec 27, 2016 #3
    The black "surface" of a black hole is not a rigid surface that supports weight. There would be nothing "holding up" the neutron star around the black hole. The neutron star would be destroyed in a very spectacular fashion and the black hole would get a little more massive.
  5. Dec 28, 2016 #4
    ok, thanks!
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