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Author Topic: If you feed an existing black hole with nothing but electrons will it get full?  (Read 7218 times)

Offline CliffordK

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There's an easy enough way to find out. All you have to do is bombard a BH with charged particles for a bit then see if the field strength in its vicinity (outside the event horizon) has intensified.

Seems simple enough......

Now, why didn't I think of that.
I'll make a quick jaunt over to the nearest black hole, 1,600 light years away.

Just after I figure out how to harvest and transport every electron in our sun to see if it will give it black hole indigestion.
 

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If a black hole had charge and it rotated (which it almost certainly would) then presumably it would have a magnetic field.  If the charge can be felt external to the EH then I can see no reason why the magnetic field would not be felt external to the EH.

Is this the case? I don't believe it is.
 

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