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What Happens When Two Black Holes Exert Their Gravitational Forces on Each Other?

21 Dec 2015, 21:01 UTC
What Happens When Two Black Holes Exert Their Gravitational Forces on Each Other?
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Question: Hi there, I had a question more open to speculation than hard fact but here goes. What happens (or could potentially happen) if two black holes exerted their gravitational forces upon one another? Would the larger simply absorb the smaller? Or would the force of the two black holes work like similar ends of a magnet? — Daniel
Answer: I believe that the end result of such a mutual attraction would be the merger of the two black holes into one larger black hole.
Jeff Mangum

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