|Could a black hole be destroyed if the amount of
mass that was sucked in was bigger or about the
size of Jupiter?What is a worm hole? How are
they formed? Could you enter one, and what would
object inside or outside the worm hole look like?
What would happen if two black holes were side by
|Question Date: 2000-02-14|
You probably know that what makes a black hole
"black" is that nothing will escape from it. This
means that the addition of a large amount of mass
will not destroy it. Also, you might want to look
into how heavy black holes can be. You may be
surprised to find out that many black holes are
actually much bigger than Jupiter, and that this
amount of mass is just a drop in the
A worm hole is a tunnel that leads
from one point in the universe to another (far
away). Physicists do not know if worm holes can
exist. Using Einstein's theory of relativity,
scientists believe that wormholes are possible,
but the conditions required to form the wormholes
are very extreme, so we can't be sure that the
scientists' calculations are right. I can't
answer your other questions because I am not an
expert and because scientists are still struggling
to understand worm holes and whether they might
If you put two black holes together,
they would combine into one. In the process, they
would likely emit waves of gravity, and scientists
are currently looking to observe these waves.
If two black holes were side by side they would
feel a gravitational attraction towards each
other. They would either orbit around each other
or, if the conditions are right, crash into each
other and form one larger black hole.What do you
think would happen if two black holes crashed into
each other? Would we be able to see it?
Black holes are formed when a very massive star
dies. During the final stages of a massive star's
life, it may eject most of its mass, but if the
remaining mass is more than two or three times
that of the Sun, it will collapse and form a black
hole. What do you suppose happens if there's not
enough mass to form a black hole?
mass of the Sun is about 2x10^30 kg, and the mass
of Jupiter is about 0.1% of that, about 2x10^27
kg. So the mass of Jupiter is a very small
fraction of the mass of even the "lightest" black
hole. That amount of mass would have very little
effect on a black hole.
Black holes, in
fact, just get bigger when they suck in matter.
Because once something falls into a black hole, it
can never get out, black holes tend to grow larger
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