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If the Singularity in a Black Hole Has Infinite Mass

  1. Feb 25, 2015 #1
    If the Singularity Has Infinite Mass, How Does Merging With Another Black Hole Create "Suoermassive" Black Holes? Infinite Plus Infinite Is Infinite. No Increase.
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2015 #2
    Wait. That Would Be Infinite Gravity Instead?
     
  4. Feb 25, 2015 #3

    Vanadium 50

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    It does not.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2015 #4

    berkeman

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    A black hole has finite mass. You are probably thinking of the density of the singularity...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2015 #5
    It has a specific mass, but theoretically infinite density. The concept behind a black hole is if you rolled a ball on a trampoline it would warp the surface, and it would pull other balls to it. A black hole is essentially a hole in the trampoline.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2015 #6

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    A black hole doesn't have infinite gravity either.
     
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