0
$\begingroup$

Possible Duplicate:
How does gravity escape a black hole?

Nothing escapes black holes, gravitons mediate gravity, so why do black holes gravitate?

My question is, "where is the hole (no pun intended!) in the above understanding?"

$\endgroup$

marked as duplicate by Qmechanic, twistor59, John Rennie, Manishearth, David Z Dec 5 '12 at 16:39

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Relevant Note: We do not yet have a generally accepted theory of quantum gravitation. $\endgroup$ – resgh Dec 5 '12 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ @DmitryBrant Thanks, I was unable to find that question. Should I delete this one? $\endgroup$ – user12345 Dec 5 '12 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ @user16307 The link works fine for me and points to a duplicate question for which many answers were posted. I would recommend this one be removed. $\endgroup$ – twistor59 Dec 5 '12 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, there was a misunderstanding. "I was unable to find that question"... and that's why I made this one. But, when you (kindly) showed me the other question, I realised mine was redundant and so I asked if I should delete it. $\endgroup$ – user12345 Dec 6 '12 at 0:16
2
$\begingroup$

It is always virtual particles that "mediate" the interactions, not real ones. You imply real gravitons, not virtual ones; this is a hole in your reasoning.

$\endgroup$

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.