Reply to post: Q: Why are light and other EM wavelengths drawn into a Black Hole?

Humanity gazes into the abyss to get its first glimpse of a black hole

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Q: Why are light and other EM wavelengths drawn into a Black Hole?

A: Because all energy has the property of gravity, whether free to roam or trapped in a configuration we call "matter." We don't bother acknowledging the gravity of photons as we are unable to measure it. Of course, a source of massive gravity would draw in even photons of miniscule gravity.

Q: Could the fact that all energy has gravity explain 'Dark Matter'?

A: IMHO yes, depending upon how 'Dark Matter' is defined. It's an archaic default scientist behavior to consider anything with measurable gravity to be 'matter'. That is not accurate.

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