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Do black holes contain dark matter?

Started by Unbeliever, March 22, 2019, 11:58:18 am

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QuoteBlack holes grow by accreting matter under gravity; so surely they should be able to accrete dark matter? So then is there loads of dark matter trapped inside black holes?

Turns out it's a bit more complicated than that because of what we know of how dark matter behaves - which isn't a lot! - but it's enough.
"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti