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Hello, After reading "A brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking, I have been thinking the last couple of days about Black Holes. I have no math or physics background, but my ideas seem reasonable plausable to me - I was just wondering if they are new ideas and if they are in fact possible... Theory 1: At the event horizon of a black hole, space time should be bent enough to make light and energy orbit the black hole. This should occur at just the event horizon - any closer in and the energy will fall into the singularity - any further out and the light will have escape velocity. Theory 2 is designed as something that can be used test of its own and Theory 1's validity: Theory 2: Any matter approaching an event horizon will cause the event horizon to dent or buckle. This would be particularly pronouced when a massive object moves near to the black hole - for example a close orbiting neutron star. Theory 1 & 2 combined: When a large object approaches a black hole, energy should be seen to come from the closest point to the approaching object. Thank you for indulging me. Regards, Tim Jones
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