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What would happen if an activated stargate were placed inside a bigger activated stargate? What if there were two stargates close and parallel to each other, one is already activated and the second activates making the vortex go through the event horizon of the first one?

Do Stargate physics mention this scenario?

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    I don't really think a canonical answer can be given here. – Lighthart Jan 21 '15 at 19:03
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    This Can be answered though. In canon, only one gate in an active gravity well can be active at the same time. See the episodes revolving the Russian and artic gates. – user16696 Jan 21 '15 at 20:12
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    @cde is correct. It is impossible for two stargates, of any size, to be active in the same gravity well at the same time. This is a law of stargate physics, much like the 38 minute limit on the gate being open, excepting power surges. Therefore, the proposed scenario can never take place. – James Sheridan Jan 21 '15 at 21:21
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    @Paulster2: The gate bridge you're talking about didn't involve opening 2 gates at once. They would "store and forward" whatever was in the gate to the next one, which was a significant distance away. The two gates facing each other in the middle were from different gate systems (Pegasus/Milky Way) and the traveler would exit one and rematerialize and then dial and enter the other gate system to move to their final destination. – geewhiz Jan 21 '15 at 23:07
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    @Paulster2 Answering with "the question is flawed due to insert evidence here" is a valid way of answering a question, even if it's not what the asker was looking for. It just doesn't happen often – Izkata Jan 22 '15 at 0:39

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