Maybe Black Holes Go Nowhere
Astronomers estimate that the Milky Way has wherever from 10 million to 1 billion stellar black holes, with masses roughly three times that of the sun. In 2015, astronomers using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves from merging stellar black holes. Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of black holes in 1916, with hisgeneral principle of relativity.
Simulated view of a black hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Note the gravitational lensing effect, which produces two enlarged but highly distorted views of the Cloud. Across the highest, the Milky Way disk appears distorted into an arc.
As such their frequency is linked to the mass of the compact object. They can thus be used as an alternative way to determine the mass of candidate black holes.
This odd property led Gerard ‘t Hooft and Leonard Susskind to suggest the holographic … Read MoreRead More »