If all black holes are spinning in the universe, then why is the public being taught about non rotating black holes ?
Shouldn’t the scientific community communicate to the pubic what happens in real black holes?
Not every member of the public is stupid such that they couldn’t possibly understand how nature works.
- JoeLv 62 months ago
I'm the public and nobody is teaching me anything about black holes. What are you talking about ?
- D gLv 72 months ago
the average person doesn't care.... look at the flat earth idea so things are taught to those that care
- ShalloWhaleLv 62 months ago
Who or what is teaching the public about 'non rotating black holes'. That's what I want to know.
- Tom SLv 72 months ago
The general public is taught little about black holes.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- 2 months ago
The physics of a rotating black hole is much more complicated than for a non rotating one. Tv shows and magazines just give non scientific people a basic idea of what a black hole is. You and I need to read scientific journals or relativity textbooks to learn more accurate details.
- Ronald 7Lv 72 months ago
As Black Holes are, their insides are a complete Mystery
Non conforming to Maths or Physics
Just like what is outside our Univere
It is one of the great unknowns
I can not imagine non spinning Black Holes because of the Gravitational force and the probable Correolis effectsSource(s): Messier 87 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
- nebLv 72 months ago
You do realize that exact solutions for rotating black holes (Kerr black holes) are idealizations also and are based on some of the same simplifications that are used in non-rotating (Schwarzschild black holes) black holes?
If you spend much time on YA, it should be obvious that 90% of the people that answer questions on black holes don’t have any understanding of simple Schwarzschild black holes let alone the far more complicated Kerr (rotating) black holes. Schwarzschild black holes are a good, simple, approximation to both non-rotating and rotating black holes - as long as the rotational velocities are not too great.
The Schwarzschild black holes are a good educational tool. The metric is quite simple (idealized to the extreme). Most lay people can grasp the concept of ‘mass’ causing gravity and simple time dilation, but few understand the role of angular momentum in producing gravity and consequent frame dragging of rapidly spinning black holes.
- oil field trashLv 72 months ago
I consider myself to be fairly bright and I have never worried about black holes in terms of their rotation or non-rotation. It is just not something that affects my daily life or that of billions of other people on Earth.
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago
Physicists know that most black holes spin, and that is what is taught. Non spinning ones are possible and some are thought to exist. And they are taught as a theoretical concept, as an introduction to the more complicated spinning ones.
Those of the public that do understand black holes, know about the spinning and non-spinning types, so what is your problem?
- daniel gLv 72 months ago
The stupid trying to teach others.
A black hole has no choice but to spin, and poles likely perpendicular to the accretion disk.
Now actually, some are not spinning, evident by a random flow of matter orbiting just outside the Schwarzschild radius. not in line with any ecliptic.
A concept image of such: