Is It Possible to Have Infinite Mass?

• deathstar
In summary: So it would not be possible for a black hole to gobble up everything. In summary, black holes do not have infinite mass, just infinite density, which means they cannot gobble up everything.
deathstar
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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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

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 black hole the Earth would remain in the exact same orbit it had before.

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1. What is mass and how is it measured?

Mass is a measure of the amount of matter an object contains. It is typically measured in kilograms (kg) using a balance or scale.

2. Can mass truly be infinite?

No, it is not possible for an object to have infinite mass. Theoretically, an object's mass can approach infinity, but it cannot actually reach it.

3. What would happen if an object had infinite mass?

If an object had infinite mass, it would have an infinite gravitational pull, causing it to collapse into a black hole.

4. Are there any real-life examples of infinite mass?

No, there are no known examples of objects with infinite mass in our universe. Even the most massive objects, such as black holes, have a finite mass.

5. How does mass relate to the laws of physics?

Mass is an essential factor in the laws of physics, including Newton's laws of motion and Einstein's theory of relativity. It determines how objects interact with each other and how they move in space.

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