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Does it make sense that a sphere of light would form around a black hole? If a photon was created exactly on the event horizon where the gravity of the black hole is equal to the velocity of light it should stay frozen in place. This is something interesting I thought up. Although this photon would have to be perpendicular to the center of gravity of the black hole, and any mass the black hole sucked in would widen the radius of the event horizon, sucking in the photon. It is also possible if the black hole's mass increased uniformly that the photon could be slightly outside the event horizon and move away from the black hole at the same rate as the event horizon. Joe Leiman 10/22/98
Re: Sphere of light around a black hole?
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