Black holes just got a lot more intriguing. According to new research, some black holes found in the universe may be kinks in space-time, tangles of light that aren’t actually black holes, but instead are theoretical objects known as “topological solitons.”
These theoretical kinks in the fabric of space-time could be lurking all around our universe, new research published in Physical Review D suggests. The new research, published in April, aims at pushing our understanding of quantum mechanics to new heights.
Black holes can be dangerous and frustrating due to their infinity point, which is believed to exist inside a blackhole. This point continues to absorb things forever without releasing them. As such, we have something that explains that black holes can exist – the theory of relativity – but nothing to explain how they work.
In other words, we don’t have the full picture when it comes to black holes, and we know that this impossible infinity point that seems to exist in black holes needs to be replaced by something more reasonable. It’s something that is actually possible. Topological solitons can help. These kinks in the fabric of space-time could help us better understand the gravity black holes rely on.
By figuring out how gravity works, we could decipher the exact point where the black hole is attracted to. We don’t actually have black holes that we can study and approach. If we do, our spacecraft could be sucked in and become unrecoverable.
This new study seems to offer a bit of groundwork toward helping us better understand black holes and the possible kinks in space-time that exist in that same vein. However, without any proper way to study or prove this research, it’s just all theoretical at this point.
Perhaps in the future, we’ll find a black hole that we can more easily reach, allowing for more in-depth research into such things. Researchers may be able to use gravity waves to look into black holes ,, which would help them answer many of our questions.
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