thenewenlightenmentage:

Ker Than
for National Geographic News
Published April 9, 2010
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.
(Related: “New Proof Unknown ‘Structures’ Tug at Our Universe.”)
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.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Ker Than

for National Geographic News

Published April 9, 2010

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.

(Related: “New Proof Unknown ‘Structures’ Tug at Our Universe.”)

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.

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A computer-generated impression of the Plutonian surface, with atmospheric haze, the largest moon, Charon, and the Sun in the sky.

A computer-generated impression of the Plutonian surface, with atmospheric haze, the largest moon, Charon, and the Sun in the sky.

spacettf:

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365 by NASAJPL on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Ultraviolet image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, which is a member of the Fornax Cluster of Galaxies. NASA, JPL

spacettf:

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365 by NASAJPL on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Ultraviolet image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, which is a member of the Fornax Cluster of Galaxies.

NASA, JPL