Black Holes and Gravity … the Rest
of the Story?
are observed to “gobble” stars, planets, etc. Once pulled into a black hole,
the material objects cannot exit it owing to its immense gravitational grip.
there is a constant flux of material (sub-light speed) particles too small to be
detected by telescopes, and these particles no doubt also add to the total of
absorbed matter. All absorbed matter
adds to the hole’s gravitational strength, and the strength of the hole’s
gravity consequently increases with time.
believed that a hole also captures incident radiation.
(Hence its black color.) According to gravitomagnetic theory this
radiation adds to the hole’s gravity. That is, according to the theory
photons have gravitational fields quite as material particles do. Since the flux
of radiation in the Universe exists everywhere … even in inter-galactic spaces
where the flux of material particles is negligible …, the absorption of
photons may result in even more rapid increases in a hole’s gravity than does
the absorption of sub-light speed matter.