Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

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“The absence of event horizons mean that there are no black holes — in the sense of regimes from which light can’t escape to infinity,” writes Hawking, in a new paper. In other words, the notion that black holes have an event horizon, which prevents anything from escaping ever, is wrong.

 

In a new paper, Hawking says that one of the defining features of black holes — the complete inability of even light to escape — may not hold true.

Elizabeth LaPrade‘s insight:

Wow…

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