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Another noob question. The theory is that a black hole has such a strong gravity pull that light cannot escape. So a photon traveling too close to the black hole will get sucked in. Let's say there's a photon within the point of no return heading directly away from the black hole. Its velocity would get a vector towards the center of the black hole added, until it was headed right for it. Now let's say the same photon starts a little farther away from the black hole - just away from the point of no return. Gravity is still tremendous and if gravity still affects it, would the photon just slow down? You have the photon vector, headed directly away from the black hole, and the black hole vector balancing it out. If the photon does slow down, would it stay at that slowed down speed when it leaves the area of the black hole? Would it speed up again after it leaves that area? Say the photon is at a distance where the black hole's gravity pulls on it hard but doesn't suck it in, but it also can't escape. Could you have a photon in stasis?

The question is, if gravity affects photons (as it theoretically does), wouldn't you expect to see photons traveling at all sorts of different speeds?

The question is, if gravity affects photons (as it theoretically does), wouldn't you expect to see photons traveling at all sorts of different speeds?

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