No Such Thing as a Black Hole?

New theories question just about everything we thought we knew about nature’s bottomless pits.

RELATED TAGS: BLACK HOLES, PHYSICS
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It takes a special kind of personality to argue passionately about the nature of objects that are hundreds of trillions of miles away, impossible to see and impossible even to describe using the known laws of physics. And yet, in the woolly world of modern astrophysics, such personalities are not in short supply. Lately they’ve engaged in a full-on debate about the nature of black holes, with some of the most fundamental notions about these strange objects suddenly under attack. Despite wh...
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