Can the Event Horizons of two Black Holes Overlap?

Most recent answer: 09/15/2015

Can the event horizons of two black holes overlap? That is, Can matter be inescapably captured by two different black holes? Thanks.
- John (age 65)
Louisville, KY, US

Hello John,

If two black hole get that close to each other, they will simply coalesce and form single massive black hole with a larger event horizon.

Here is a recent article from the New York Times about black hole - black hole  collisions that might interest you


(published on 09/15/2015)