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Science: Stephen Hawking’s New Theory of Black Holes


Considered the most destructive force in the Universe, Black Holes may get a new look as far as how they operate after famed University of Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking release a new online proposal concerning that Black Holes may not actually destroy everything in their path.


Titled the Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes” by the sly winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on the arXiv preprint server, it theorizes that Black Holes may not have an Event Horizon (The shroud of destruction that not even Light can escape) but, what Hawking calls, an “Apparent Horizon.”

Hawking theorizes that Black Holes may actually grab matter and energy and hold on to them temporarily then release them in a somewhat garbled form. This replaces the modern theory, in which Stephen Hawking is one of the fathers of, that Black Holes absorbed and destroyed energy and matter, devastating sectors of space which Black Holes form.


Testing the new theory however is a little more difficult. Dr. Hawking admits that such a demonstration would require a theory that can merge the fundamental forces of nature with the force of gravity, a test that has befuddled physicists for generations. In a recent interview with Nature, Dr, Stephen Hawking states: “The correct method remains a mystery.”

Dr. Hawking’s paper on the new theory, published January 22, is currently awaiting peer review from the scientific community.

Black Hole Apparent Horizon

Photo:Black Hole concept by NASA, Public Domain

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