Black Holes Really Could Be ‘Doors To Other Dimensions’ Say Scientists

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Don’t let the name fool you – a black hole is anything but empty space. According to a study, they really could be the doors to other dimensions, but you may have a little trouble getting back.

Contrary to what countless sci-fi movies show, anyone who managed to get through would end up ‘spaghettified’ and stretched out like pasta, according to new research published in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity.

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The traveler would get squished back down to size once they reached the other side, but it’s unlikely they’d be alive to see it.

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A place where matter has been squashed to such a density by gravity that the normal laws of physics break down, scientists have previously held the theory that all matter inside of a black hole is destroyed, so there would be no way of actually making it through.

But this new research suggests that – just like in films – it could act as a doorway.

The new theory rejects the view that at the centre of a black hole, spacetime curves to an infinite point known as a ‘singularity’ and all matter is destroyed.

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Instead, it proposes that at the heart of the simplest type of electrically charged, non-rotating black hole, is a small spherical surface which acts like a ‘wormhole’ – a doorway or tunnel through the fabric of spacetime, the Independent reports.

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Dr Gonzalo Olmo, from the University of Valencia in Spain, said:

Our theory naturally resolves several problems in the interpretation of electrically-charged black holes.

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In the first instance, we resolve the problem of the singularity, since there is a door at the centre of the black hole, the wormhole, through which space and time can continue.

Now we just need to figure out how to get through without dying…


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