Skip to comments.Stephen Hawking stuns physicists by declaring ‘there are no black holes’—says there are GREY ones
Posted on 01/25/2014 12:03:14 AM PST by Olog-hai
Stephen Hawking has shocked physicists by admitting there are no black holes.
In a paper published online, Professor Hawking instead argues there are grey holes.
The absence of event horizons means that there are no black holesin the sense of regimes from which light can't escape to infinity, he says in the paper, called Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting For Black Holes.
He says that the idea of an event horizon, from which light cannot escape, is flawed.
He suggests that instead light rays attempting to rush away from the black holes core will be held as though stuck on a treadmill and that they can slowly shrink by spewing out radiation.
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Can photons be trapped in orbit?
Black hole expert Don Page, of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, admits: 'The picture Hawking gives sounds reasonable.'Black hole expert - Lmao!
Look how easy this “Black hole expert” rolls over - LoL!
Laurence Fishburne just flashed before my eyes.
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Posted on 8/3/2004 1:16:56 AM by CarrotAndStick
Black, grey, green or purple, Stevie is going to be heading into it some day for eternity.
Now, I am no physicist but this is causing me trouble. If:
-All matter in the universe consists of atoms
-The force of gravity has the same effect on all matter
Then how does a “grey hole” that will consume stars and planets made of atoms also at the same time give light waves made of atoms a pass?
I know there are mulatto ‘holes and they are highly destructive.
“Black hole” is a racist term. Now he will be considered to be a compassionate “Progressive” by the media for his sensitivity in changing the term.
As I understand it, “dark matter” is not made up of atoms and in theory it makes up most of the universe.
Light is made up of photons, not atoms, but still is trapped by black holes.
There are a lot of inconsistencies in the ideas and it’s unlikely they’ll all be resolved in our lifetimes.
I see what you did there!
Of possible interest to the ping list.
He did not want to be called a racist.
If there’s one thing one can count on in physics is that whatever they proclaim as fact will eventually be replaced with another fact. The other truth is I personally won’t understand either!!
yes photons could be stuck in orbit
If gravity can affect photons so that light cannot excape a black hole then it is NOT an either/or scenario.
Light can be seen to bend around galaxies by ‘graviational lensing’ and there is no reason to thing a photon’s path could not be ‘bent’ enough to keep going around forever.
Yet again, we are presented with an example of why scientific theories are never to be taken too seriously even though the scientists themselves invariably claim that they have finally solved the riddle of [fill in the blank].
Some scientific theories prove to be so weak that they only "explain" observations that have already been made.
Some theories, however, are of such a nature that they suggest new observations to make and predict what those observations will be.
An example is the theory of General Relativity. Without having observed it, Einstein predicted the bending of light in a gravitational field. About fifteen years after the theory was presented, the opportunity to make observations that would confirm that prediction arose and the prediction was verified (though there is controversy about the accuracy of those observations.)
New scientific theories are constrained by having to explain all past observations.
The original theory of black holes was to explain what would happen if more and more matter was allowed to collect into one location, creating a gravitational field that we already know would prevent the escape of light.
Subsequent observations showed that some energy was being emitted despite the prohibitive level of the gravitational field.
Hawking, I believe, is given the credit for explaining how quantum theory WOULD allow reactions to occur at or near the "even horizon" such that mass/energy trapped in the black hole could escape and be detected. This mechanism demonstrates that "black holes" are not completely "black". They can give up mass/energy and become smaller with time.
One should be careful not to confuse global-warming studies with "science".
I shoulda became a scientist. I can make up $hit for lots of money just as good as anyone else.
Please sign me up for the pings for strings!
I think they should be called “Redskin holes.”
you need to see a dermatologist stat
As a grey person, I am offended.
A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and the force carrier for the electromagnetic force, even when static via virtual photons. The effects of this force are easily observable at both the microscopic and macroscopic level, because the photon has zero rest mass; this allows long distance interactions. Like all elementary particles, photons are currently best explained by quantum mechanics and exhibit waveparticle duality, exhibiting properties of both waves and particles. For example, a single photon may be refracted by a lens or exhibit wave interference with itself, but also act as a particle giving a definite result when its position is measured.
The key element in the above paragraph is bolded. Having no rest mass, photons are unaffected by the black/grey hole's gravity. This is a VERY simplified explanation but all I'm up to at the moment.
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Will look for the thread.