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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    Andy: I haven't heard of that. The highest science I am in is chemistry.

    But, I have heard of it now. So, absolute zero is absolutely, 100% impossible?
    Absolutely correct.

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    OK guys, something has stuck in my head (ouch). How cold is it on a black hole's event horizon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litvyak View Post
    OK guys, something has stuck in my head (ouch). How cold is it on a black hole's event horizon?
    I have no idea. Time to google! Although how could we know? Shouldn't it be incredibly cold, if heat is energy and all energy gets sucked into the black hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    New question: is time continuous?
    Follow up question. Does time actually exist? Or is it just a means to understanding relative movement?




    As for the black hole. I'd say a black hole is temperatureless. However, the particles swallowed by a black hole generate heat. The black hole itself is completely unrelated to those physics. But if a black hole sucks in lightwaves too, what effect would that have on temperature? That's more interesting. :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Follow up question. Does time actually exist? Or is it just a means to understanding relative movement?




    As for the black hole. I'd say a black hole is temperatureless. However, the particles swallowed by a black hole generate heat. The black hole itself is completely unrelated to those physics. But if a black hole sucks in lightwaves too, what effect would that have on temperature? That's more interesting. :O
    There is the theory that time has spaces, just like even the most solid of things have spaces.

    How can something be temperatureless? I can't understand that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    There is the theory that time has spaces, just like even the most solid of things have spaces.

    How can something be temperatureless? I can't understand that.
    The notion of the black hole itself isn't something material and thus does not relate to any aspect that affects matter. A black hole is just an effect on matter, matter itself does not describe the black hole. Is what I mean.

    I'm just saying, if a black hole also swallows heat. The build up of heat in the core of the black hole would be astronomically huge. If there is a limit to how much energy a black hole can store. The long build up and eventual cataclysmic blast, would be big-bang-like huge. Not that I know what big-bang-like huge is. Just saying. It's huuuuge.


    A theory that time has spaces? (And thus also exists in matter?) Not buying it, haha. Interested in reading about it, but seems like a ton of bogus to me. No offense. :P
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    If a black hole stores a certain amount of mass and thus has a certain amount of gravitational pull, but stores more power in energy from lightwaves, creating the pressure outwards bigger than the pressure inwards. Could a black hole explode?
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    Black holes do explode, I am pretty sure. I get what you are saying about the effect on matter. Black holes are just gravitational forces.

    And I don't take offense. There is a book called My Big TOE (theory of everything), and my mom was telling me about it and I think that was in it.
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    Reaching absolute zero is kind of like dividing by zero. It's impossible to do, but interesting to speculate on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    New question: is time continuous?
    I believe Planck's constant would imply that time is discrete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    New question: is time continuous?
    Since time is a measurement, I would think the density property of real numbers would apply; meaning time would be continuous. However, if you ever find the elusive absolute 0, you may find a point where time is not continuous.

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