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Subject: How can gravity collapse if it's universal?

Date: Fri Nov 18 14:28:43 2005
Posted by Phil
Grade level: nonaligned School: No school entered.
City: Sault Ste. Marie State/Province: Ontario Country: Canada
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1132349323.As

I recently learned that areas have been found in space, by radio telescopes, in 
which their brightness exceeds that of our own galaxy by 100 to 1000 times. The 
cause is said to be gravitational collapse; i.e. – concentration of matter.
Under all of the rules of common understanding, as near as I have ever been 
given to consider, science has been telling me that the laws of physics are 
universal. The “collapse” of gravity would appear to be a direct contravention 
of those laws, but I thought we already knew of that phenomenon, since black 
holes must be able to make gravity collapse to pull objects into itself.
Light does not collapse, but can be "warped" in direction, but neutrinos go 
straight through everything.
Can you straighten all this out for me, please?

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