PBS Space Time

How Does Gravity Escape A Black Hole?

Season 8 Episode 5 | 12m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

Fact: in a black hole, all of the mass is concentrated at the singularity at the very center. Fact: every black hole singularity is surrounded by an event horizon. Nothing can escape from within the event horizon unless it can travel faster than light. Fact: gravity travels at the speed of light. So how does a black hole manage to communicate its gravitational force to the outside universe?

Aired: 01/27/22

Rating: NR


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