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Could black holes be 'doors' through space ?

August 5, 2016 | Comment icon 16 comments



Is it possible to pass through a black hole ? Image Credit: NASA / Alain Riazuelo
If it was to become possible to survive a trip in to a black hole, where exactly would you end up?
It would be fair to say that journeying in to the center of a black hole would not be a good idea.

Typically created when a particularly massive star collapses in on itself, these mysterious regions of space possess such a strong gravitational pull that not even light itself is able to escape.

Exactly what would happen to someone who flew in to a black hole remains unclear, however the term 'spaghettified', which likens the experience to being squished and stretched out like pasta, is often used to describe what it might be like.

Now however scientists from the University of Valencia in Spain have put forward a theory suggesting that black holes, rather than drawing matter in towards an infinite point known as a singularity, may instead be home to a doorway which leads to another part of the cosmos.
This wormhole would be absolutely tiny - smaller than an atomic nucleus - but still enough for a traveler to pass through if they happened to be squashed down enough beforehand.

"Our theory naturally resolves several problems in the interpretation of electrically-charged black holes," said Dr Gonzalo Olmo.

"In the first instance, we resolve the problem of the singularity, since there is a door at the centre of the black hole, the wormhole, through which space and time can continue."

Actually surviving a trip through such a wormhole however would be another matter entirely.

Source: Independent | Comments (16)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
Still sounds like too much theory, until it's done
Comment icon #8 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 6 years ago
Everything is only theory until it is done, that doesn't make it invalid. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Varelse 6 years ago
until we can actually get up close and personal to black holes everthing is still speculation and possibly even an illusion. despite all the complex and fascinating hypotheses i tend to think black holes are pretty simple. get too close and all matter is drawn in so hard and fast it disintegrates into a higgs-boson soup.  
Comment icon #10 Posted by kartikg 6 years ago
so currently whatever the black hole is swallowing, shouldn't it appear somewhere in space? 
Comment icon #11 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 6 years ago
In some models there are objects called white holes at the other end of an Einstein-Rosen bridge where matter that enters a black hole re-emerges. These things should be very bright but none have yet been found.
Comment icon #12 Posted by kartikg 6 years ago
Oh they should be bright because they are spewing hot matter that is radiation. these should be equal to the number of black holes in the universe and should have been detected by now
Comment icon #13 Posted by woopypooky 6 years ago
human obviously cant travel through the hole and get squashed and still breathing at the other side.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 6 years ago
But that is rather the point. In some mathematical models of black holes it is possible to avoid being "squashed".
Comment icon #15 Posted by Harte 6 years ago
Unless I read it wrong, this article seems to not be about the Einstein-Rosen bridge that might be a possibility in the geometry of the space surrounding a rotating black hole. I think it's about a connection within the black hole itself - inside the event horizon. Harte
Comment icon #16 Posted by lightly 6 years ago
maybe the black holes in our universe transfer energy to adjoining universe s  ¿    Could what appears to be a type of star , in our universe, ..  actually be a white hole?  What come out of a star?   Radiation/Energy.      hm,   probably not.


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