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  1. #1 black hole questions 
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    is their any theoretically possible way to "clog" a black hole?

    hypothetically, if their were two black holes that were exact copies of each other and they try to "absorb" one another, what would happen? which one would "win"

    is their a certain constant speed at which things are sucked into a black hole once they reach a certain point?

    is a black hole flat or does it have any thickness? or is it like a whirlpool? or does it have a front and a back? if it does, what would be the difference between approaching from the front or back or side?

    is the event horizon spherical or semi spherical or other?

    sorry to ask so many questions in one post, but i didnt want to make a thread for each one.


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    is their any theoretically possible way to "clog" a black hole?
    A black hole is not like a sinkhole. It will break down all particles to their constituent energies and suck the energy in, causing it to expand. Trying to clog a black hole makes it bigger.

    hypothetically, if their were two black holes that were exact copies of each other and they try to "absorb" one another, what would happen? which one would "win"
    They will merge together to form a bigger black hole. The "winner"as you say ceases to exist.

    is their a certain constant speed at which things are sucked into a black hole once they reach a certain point?
    Gravitational acceleration increases the closer you are to an object, so no.

    is a black hole flat or does it have any thickness? or is it like a whirlpool? or does it have a front and a back? if it does, what would be the difference between approaching from the front or back or side?
    Imagine a sphere, whose centre is a hole (the region of the singularity) and you'll have imagined a black hole; the event horizon is the boundary of the sphere.

    is the event horizon spherical or semi spherical or other?
    A black hole is three-dimensional, so obviously the event horizon is spherical.

    sorry to ask so many questions in one post, but i didnt want to make a thread for each one.
    Perfectly all right.


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