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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 side?
Question Date: 2000-02-14
Answer 1:

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 bucket.

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 exist.

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.

Answer 2:

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?

Answer 3:

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?

Now, the 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 with time.

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