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Wikipedia's article on black holes

  1. Sep 23, 2004 #1
    That's what Wikipedia said.

    If, for an outside observer, it takes an infinite amount of time for matter to enter a black hole, does this mean that from the point of view of an outside observer, after a black hole has formed, no new matter will enter it?
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2004 #2

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    Sure looks that way, doesn't it. But they can see a traffic jam right above the event horizon. They can distinguish earlier fallers from later ones and so on. BTW, these outside observers are WAY outside, out where the spacetime bending by the black hole is negligible.
     
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