Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe?

Ker Than writes on National Geographic News:
Black Holes Hold Universes

Like part of a cosmic Russian doll, our universe may be nested inside a black hole that is itself part of a larger universe. In turn, all the black holes found so far in our universe — from the microscopic to the supermassive — may be doorways into alternate realities.

According to a mind-bending new theory, a black hole is actually a tunnel between universes — a type of wormhole. The matter the black hole attracts doesn’t collapse into a single point, as has been predicted, but rather gushes out a “white hole” at the other end of the black one, the theory goes.

In a recent paper published in the journal Physics Letters B, Indiana University physicist Nikodem Poplawski presents new mathematical models of the spiraling motion of matter falling into a black hole. His equations suggest such wormholes are viable alternatives to the “space-time singularities” that Albert Einstein predicted to be at the centers of black holes.

According to Einstein’s equations for general relativity, singularities are created whenever matter in a given region gets too dense, as would happen at the ultradense heart of a black hole.

Einstein’s theory suggests singularities take up no space, are infinitely dense, and are infinitely hot — a concept supported by numerous lines of indirect evidence but still so outlandish that many scientists find it hard to accept.

If Poplawski is correct, they may no longer have to.

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8 Comments on "Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe?"

  1. Wow. Who didn't have this theory at around 13?

  2. Yeah this isn't a knew theory. The idea that black holes could be gates to other universes has been around since Einstein, hence terminology such as the “Einstein-Rosen Bridge” which postulates that two black holes could be linked together using exotic negative mass matter or some such nonsense. I'm not really qualified to have an opinion though, but I've heard things like this before in science fiction and on non-peer edited scientific documentaries and such. Cool article but not a knew idea.

  3. slownewsday | Apr 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm |

    Not New

  4. firedemon7 | Apr 19, 2010 at 10:53 am |

    New theory?! Sci-fi writers have been writing and thinking this for ages…

  5. As a layman – the big bang was an explosion from a massively dense point that created our universe, a blackhole is created from a collapsed star which creates a massively dense point, this sounds like it could be opposite ends of the same event?

  6. you new what he meant…

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