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tjoneslo March 16th, 2017 09:40 AM

Star orbits black hole at 1% the speed of light.
 
https://www.sciencealert.com/astrono...speed-of-light

It takes 28 minutes for one orbit. TFA indicates the white dwarf used to be closer but as material was stripped off the now lighter star moves further out.

Spinward Scout March 16th, 2017 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjoneslo (Post 561517)
TFA indicates the white dwarf used to be closer but as material was stripped off the now lighter star moves further out.

So you can escape the gravity of a black hole, then. You just have to lose mass.

whulorigan March 16th, 2017 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Spinward Scout (Post 561556)
So you can escape the gravity of a black hole, then. You just have to lose mass.

You can escape the gravity of a black hole as long as you remain above the Event Horizon. Once you pass the Event Horizon, you are doomed.


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