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A black hole is the ultimate end product of fusion. The matter inside is so densely packed that there isn't even such a thing as an atom anymore. The empty space between the nucleus and the electrons has been crushed out, the electrons have been fused with the protons to form neutrons, and even the spaces between the exotic particles that make up those neutrons has been squeezed out. There can be no fusion taking place inside a black hole because there are no atoms to fuse together anymore. It's all been crushed into one big lump of exotic material.
originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: Erno86
There is a postulate that presents that electrons. protons and neutrons are another versions, of black holes. The idea being that information can be compressed to an extent that it represents as something solid. Personally, I find the idea, intriguing, in the sense that during the early universe the energy released could have resulted in implosions beyond just 4D.
Given that spacetime curvature is the result of mass and the Universe as we understand it is a construct, then potential energy in function to mass, allows for that curvature.
Sub-atomic particles then are representative of such, a phenomenon.
It would take a whopping ~10^67 years for a black hole the mass of the Sun to evaporate, and around ~10^100 years for the largest black holes in the Universe.
It happens all of the time at the black hole at the center of the galaxy. We see 511 keV gamma rays emanating from near the black hole which indicates a sizable component of positrons at the galactic center. These positrons fall in just like the electron. Nothing more magical than that.
Clearly and with all due respect the residual strong force and or nucleon-nucleon, force, is exactly what is being broken down. Thoughts?
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
David Brin (SF-author) wrote a book called "Earth", in which he describes another way to create micro-black holes: you kind of "tie" a "knot" out of space-time, "pulling its ends" stronger and stronger until you reach a point where space-time collapses and you get a black hole. I used parantheses because it is just a picture to simplify the complex electromechanical problems involved.