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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2003-Jun-25, 01:38 PM
I've often wondered what happens to the matter that goes into black holes. Does it exit in another part of the universe? :o :wink:

eburacum45
2003-Jun-25, 02:20 PM
not if current theories are correct, no.

The mass/ energy in the singularity just stays in a dimensionless point (or ring) until it evaporates due to Hawking Radiation at the event horizon.
If it went anywhere else the gravity of the black hole would decrease...
of course no-one has yet observed a black hole in detail, so...