posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 01:22 AM
reply to post by buddhasystem
Yah. Liquids and solids can be put under pressure
, but they cannot be compressed
. At least not with normal forces.
In any case, assuming the magnets surrounding the central magnet, as per the OP, did in fact have magnetic fields strong enough to do such a thing,
they still must be both supported
and pushed inward
. Using magnets to try and mess around with Einstein/Hawking physics does not let
you ignore Newtonian physics.
Even so, assuming you had a support structure capable of handling the job(say a scaffold arrangement wrapped in a stasis field, if I may pinch an idea
from Niven)...at some point before the material of the center magnet "becomes smaller than it's Schwarzschild Radius," it will undergo a change in
nature as the electrons in it's atoms are forced into the protons in the nuclei, whereupon they will merge and their charges will cancel out, leaving
nothing but neutrons. Neutrons are heavy, as sub-atomic particles go, but they have no electrical charge, so they can sit all crowded together in one
incredibly dense lump. This is called degenerate matter
, or Neutronium, and it is what Neutron Stars are made of. The important thing here is
that this fictional central magnet, now compressed to degenerate matter but not yet a black hole, still has a surface gravity of several million
I could go on, but do I really need to?