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Posts Tagged ‘**black hole**’

### Schwarzchild Geometry Diagram

Posted March 27, 2009

on:The following diagram shows two geometries. On the right is a schematic drawing of the spacetime around the sun. Notice that the sun’s gravity alters space somewhat. On the left is a schematic drawing of the spacetime around a black hole having mass of 2 billion times that of the sun (a Schwarzchild geometry). The depth of curvature of space caused by the black hole cannot be accurately represented; suffice it to note that the curvature must be dramatic.

To my knowledge, the depth of the gravity well caused in spacetime by such a massive black hole has not been published.

*The known laws of physics breakdown in the black hole region.*

Perhaps this geometry of spacetime explains the jet that extends from the black hole in the M87 galaxy. See the picture at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M87_jet.jpg (Dan Gardner) and the article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_87 .