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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 10:18 AM
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10. According to some models, all forces must be mediated by particles
In these models, I believe that gravity is assumed to be mediated by a "graviton", although nobody has ever identified such a particle.

Now, I'm pretty sure that particles cannot escape the event horizon of a black hole (ignoring Hawking radiation).

So, is the gravity that we perceive around a black hole from gravitons that are created outside the event horizon? It seems as though they must be. Otherwise, the particle model of gravity must be a bit dodgy.

Then again, my grasp on particle physics is most definitely dodgy. Any physicists out there to straighten me out?
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  -Black hole ignorance. GoBlue  Nov-17-04 06:04 AM   #0 
  - black holes  WoodrowFan   Nov-17-04 06:15 AM   #1 
  - I can't even begin to comprehend that  pnutchuck   Nov-17-04 06:16 AM   #2 
  - Non sequiter  Spinzonner   Nov-17-04 06:19 AM   #3 
  - the extreme force gravity acts like a "Lens" and beds light and images  sam sarrha   Nov-17-04 06:24 AM   #4 
  - That sounds sexy  Spinzonner   Nov-17-04 06:29 AM   #5 
  - Did you read the article in Science Digest?  pnutchuck   Nov-17-04 06:41 AM   #6 
  - There is no shortage of Cosmological Theories  Spinzonner   Nov-17-04 06:45 AM   #7 
  - in trying to disprove the big-bang theory they provide a mechanism  rman   Nov-18-04 04:19 AM   #18 
  - Wow and thanks  GoBlue   Nov-18-04 08:15 PM   #23 
  - Detecting black holes  Sialia   Nov-17-04 07:21 AM   #8 
  - Much useful information in this post. Here's some more.  pmbryant   Nov-17-04 10:02 AM   #9 
  - Thanks! Terrific Post! I've Always Wondered Whether  Beetwasher   Nov-17-04 11:54 AM   #11 
  - According to some models, all forces must be mediated by particles  phantom power   Nov-17-04 10:18 AM   #10 
  - I'm not a physicist, but...  DireStrike   Nov-17-04 12:27 PM   #12 
     - Obviously, this isn't a perfectly understood area of physics right now  pmbryant   Nov-17-04 01:57 PM   #13 
        - Does "quantum" have to mean particulate?  DireStrike   Nov-17-04 11:48 PM   #17 
           - Quantized 'smallest possible units' units can act as particles  pmbryant   Nov-18-04 09:11 AM   #20 
           - In quantum theory though...  Siflnolly   Nov-18-04 12:32 PM   #21 
  - Never thought about that.  mainegreen   Nov-17-04 03:55 PM   #14 
  - Light doesn't have mass  pmbryant   Nov-17-04 05:58 PM   #15 
     - Ah yes.  mainegreen   Nov-17-04 07:49 PM   #16 
     - but the gravitons do self couple...  Siflnolly   Nov-18-04 12:35 PM   #22 
  - gravity is not attracted by gravity  rman   Nov-18-04 04:21 AM   #19 
 

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