Can matter escape from this black hole?
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Escape From a Black Hole!
News story originally written on July 24, 2000
There is a new theory about black holes. Scientists now think there is a way for
matter to escape a black hole. It was believed that not even light can escape the event horizon,
the black hole's border. But scientists think they may have found a way to get free.
So, how does this matter escape? Supersonic winds form near the equator of the black hole, called the accretian disk.
These winds produce a shield that allows matter to escape from the outer regions of the accretian disk.
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