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If there is something infinitely massive(a black hole) is it possible to have somethi

  1. Feb 7, 2009 #1
    if its possible to have infinite mass(a black hole) is there something to make infinite mass? If not wouldn't a black hole eventually gobble everything up? If there is what would happen if they mixed? If so It would produce mass chaos distroying everything.Could light be somewhat infinite?? Because it can be continously spead when it gets reflected or refracted
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2009 #2

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    Re: if there is something infinitely massive(a black hole) is it possible to have som

    Welcome to PF!

    It seems you have a lot of questions about the physics of light, gravity, and black holes. Here, read the wiki article on black holes and you will see that black holes do not have an infinite mass. Also, light does not spread when it gets reflected or refracted, it merely takes a different path. If a beam of light splits, each beam is weaker than the original, so nothing is really lost.

    Also, if you still have any non-specific questions about BHs in particular you should do a search here, there has been a lot of discussion of them recently.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole
     
  4. Mar 21, 2009 #3
    Re: if there is something infinitely massive(a black hole) is it possible to have som

    The reason why a black hole does not gobble up everything is because it does not have infinate mass but infinate density, this is a common misconception. A good example of this is that if you turned the sun into a blackhole the earth would remain in the exact same orbit it had before.
     
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