I have a question concerning the treatment of black holes in General Relativity. As I understand it, the force of gravity is replaced in GR by distortion of space, and the distortion may be dynamic, a function of time. In particular, space may be sucked into black holes.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Now without the force of gravity, my expectation is that the event horizon of a black hole is given by the surface where space is being sucked into the black hole at the speed of light. As such light cannot escape the event horizon.

This thinking has been criticied on the Astronomy forum. But I do not understand how it could be otherwise. Can someone explain it for me.

Richard

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# Space dynamics in GR anaylysis of black holes

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