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Q & A: Can the event horizons of two black holes overlap?

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Most recent answer: 09/15/2015
Q:
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
A:

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

LeeH


(published on 09/15/2015)

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