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Let's consider in this hypothesis that the two black holes have similar masses and approximation speed 0,99 c.

At the maximum approximation point, only their event horizons are invaded slightly. The singularities don't participate in the collision.

I wold like to know:

Can these black holes escape the merger?

If it is possible to escape, can one black hole "steal" internal content from another?

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  • $\begingroup$ "At the maximum approximation point, only their event horizons are invaded slightly" Do you mean that the event horizons overlap? $\endgroup$ – PM 2Ring Aug 3 at 0:06
  • $\begingroup$ @PM2Ring - Yes! Sorry, my poor english. $\endgroup$ – João Bosco Aug 3 at 0:11
  • $\begingroup$ No, they can't escape. This question was asked recently on the Astronomy stack: astronomy.stackexchange.com/q/32410/16685 $\endgroup$ – PM 2Ring Aug 3 at 0:19
  • $\begingroup$ Here's a related question on this site: physics.stackexchange.com/q/18769 $\endgroup$ – PM 2Ring Aug 3 at 0:21
  • $\begingroup$ @PM2Ring - Exactly, here; astronomy.stackexchange.com/q/32410/16685 is written in detail all the content of my question, Thanks! $\endgroup$ – João Bosco Aug 3 at 0:46

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