2 votes

Black hole cores may not be infinitely dense but portals to elsewhere

Charles Q. Choi
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:30 CDT

The cores of black holes may not hold points of infinite density as currently thought, but portals to elsewhere in the universe, theoretical physicists say.

A black hole possesses a gravitational field so powerful that not even light can escape. A black hole generally forms after a star dies in a titanic explosion known as a supernova, which crushes the remaining core into dense lumps.

A maddening enigma called a singularity -- a region of infinite density -- lies at the heart of each black hole, according to general relativity, the modern theory of gravity. The infinite nature of singularities means that space and time as we know them cease to exist there.

read more http://www.livescience.com/37142-black-hole-cores-may-not-be...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
bigmikedude's picture

I guess as soon as we can travel at light speed,

and find someone that can survive the 25,000 light years it would take to get to the closest one, that also has the balls to fly into it, we'll know an additional 25,000 years after he did it, when we receive his transmission (or not.)

Without more to back it up, I

Without more to back it up, I wouldnt buy this. If mass was being sent through a "portal" another means to keep the black intact would be needed.

In reality, time slows down more and more as gravity increases so since the center in infinitly dense, it should take an infinite amount of time for any in falling matter to reach the center.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.