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An '''event horizon''' is one of the primary features of a [[black hole]].  Specifically, an event horizon is a gravitational field surrounding a black hole.  Once the event horizon of a black hole is reached by an object, that object cannot escape, including even light.
An '''event horizon''' is one of the primary features of a [[black hole]].  Specifically, an event horizon is a gravitational field surrounding a black hole.  Once the event horizon of a black hole is reached by an object, that object cannot escape, including even light.
This horizon is also known as the Schwarzchild radius.
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Revision as of 22:55, 18 May 2007

An event horizon is one of the primary features of a black hole. Specifically, an event horizon is a gravitational field surrounding a black hole. Once the event horizon of a black hole is reached by an object, that object cannot escape, including even light. This horizon is also known as the Schwarzchild radius.