Gravity Restatement

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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 .

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