The Optical Illusion Of Black Holes

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A new study outlined in Physical Review Letters, now reinforces the theory that black holes are nothing more than an optical illusion.

First proposed by physicist Leonard Susskind in the 1990s, the holograph hypothesis predicts that the Universe needs just two dimensions, not three, for the laws of physics and gravity to  work as they should.

Scientists believe this could actually resolve some big contradictions between Einstein’s theory  of relativity and quantum mechanics which states while ‘nothing can escape a black hole,   matter can never be completely destroyed’

Physicists now suggest that the reason they can’t figure out what happens to matter once it enters a black hole, is because there is no ‘inside’. Instead, everything that passes the edge  gets stuck in the gravitational fluctuations on the surface.

A team led by physicist Daniele Pranzetti from the Max Planck Institute for Theoretical Physics in Germany has now come up with a new estimate for the amount of entropy present in a black hole,  and their calculations support this scenario, a process which they explained at a press conference using the following analogy;

” Well, think of a black hole as a three-dimensional basketball hoop – the ring is the event horizon, and the net is the hole into which all matter falls and disappears. Push that net up into the ring to make it a flat, two-dimensional circle, and then imagine that all that metal and string is made of water. Now everything you measure in the ring can be applied to what’s in the net.”

Pranzetti and his team now have a concrete model to show that the 3D nature of black holes  could just be an illusion – all the information of a black hole can theoretically be contained on a two-dimensional surface, with no need for an actual ‘hole’ or inside. ”

Source: ScienceAlert

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