Black Hole Discovered in “Neighborhood” of Solar System
Astronomers Have Discovered a Possible Star-Portal Relatively Close to Earth
European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye.
… This black hole is about 1,000 light-years away and each light-year is 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion kilometers)… in terms of the cosmos and even the galaxy, it is in our neighborhood, said European Southern Observatory astronomer Thomas Rivinius, who led the study published Wednesday in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
The previous closest black hole is probably about three times further, about 3,200 light-years, he said.
The discovery of a closer black hole, which is in the constellation Telescopium in the Southern Hemisphere, hints that there are more of these out there… “It is most likely that there are black holes much closer than this one,” said Avi Loeb, director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, who wasn’t part of the study. “If you find an ant while scanning a tiny fraction of your kitchen, you know there must be many more out there.” __ Source
Maybe They Are Wormholes
Though black holes are not seen directly, astronomers have identified many objects that appear to be black holes based on observations of how matter swirls around them.
But physicists Thibault Damour of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvette, France, and Sergey Solodukhin of International University Bremen in Germany now say that these objects could be structures called wormholes instead.
Wormholes are warps in the fabric of space-time that connect one place to another. If you imagine the universe as a two-dimensional sheet, you can picture a wormhole as a “throat” connecting our sheet to another one. In this scenario, the other sheet could be a universe of its own, with its own stars, galaxies and planets.
Damour and Solodukhin studied what such a wormhole might look like, and were surprised to discover that it would mimic a black hole so well that it would be virtually impossible to tell the difference.
As human astronomers assemble a respectable collection of neighborhood black holes, we can begin to rank them in terms of potential gateway-portals to other world.
The Gateway-Portal Hypothesis
Because a wormhole is a conduit through 4-dimensional space-time, and not just through space, Stephen Hawking and others have also posited that wormholes might theoretically be utilized for travel through time as well as through space, although it is widely believed that time travel into the past will never be possible due to the potential for paradoxes and self-destructive feedback loops. __ Source
Physicists speculate endlessly over what black holes really are. Mathematical models of black holes and wormholes are not the same as the reality, whatever it turns out to be. But these exotic phenomena are a scientific mountain to be climbed, and every good scientist loves a challenge.
… black holes actually could be a host of speculative black-hole-like objects that lack event horizons, such as boson stars, gravastars, fuzzballs and even wormholes, which were theorized by Albert Einstein and physicist Nathan Rosen decades ago.
… In a 2016 study in the journal Physical Review Letters, physicists hypothesized that if two wormholes collided, they would produce gravitational waves very similar to those generated from merging black holes. The only difference in the signal would be in the last phase of the merger, called the ringdown, when the newly combined black hole or wormhole relaxes into its final state.
Because wormholes don’t have event horizons, gravitational waves that hit these objects could bounce back, producing an echo during the ringdown… “Now it’s the time to take seriously the possibility that there are other objects which can be as massive and compact as black holes,” said Vitor Cardoso, a physicist at the University of Lisbon in Portugal, who was part of the earlier study on nonspinning wormholes. “This is one of the most exciting things we can do with gravitational waves.” __ Colliding Wormholes and Black Holes
It is true that studying gravitational waves bouncing off colliding wormholes is a far cry from being able to fly a spaceship through a hole in space-time into another galaxy. And yet these grand projects must evolve along their own pathways, no matter how impatient we may become for faster results.
The black hole phenomenon even provides a clue for how we might dispose of the deep state swamp that is responsible for so much of the lockdown-depression settling over much of the world:
“Washington, D.C. would quite easily fit into the black hole, and once it went in it, would never come back,” said astronomer Dietrich Baade, a study co-author. __ Source
And why stop with the Washington DC swamp? Brussels, Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Caracas, Pyongyang, and any number of other cities of the world contain governmental hellpits that would easily fit into black holes. “Once they go in it, they would never come back!”
It would be better if we could be more selective when we jettison our rank corruption into the oblivion of warp-space. Specific parts of our societies are more responsible for human suffering and misery than others.
Government, media, and academia — along with many corporate conglomerates — have all contributed to the creation of a self-destructive climate of decline and Idiocracy around the world. Academics create the faulty models with which governments smack their citizens on the head. Media tends to cheer governments on, except in the rare case where small parts of government are trying to beat back the more corrupt parts of government. In that case, the media attacks the less corrupt part so that the more corrupt parts of government and corporate conglomerates can prosper.
If we cannot come up with a space-age solution to the problem, we’re gonna need a lot more guillotines!
We are giving up our rights with scarcely a whimper and no clear explanation of why government’s call to [cripple] our way of life is justified. __ Minn. Star-Trib
There are always bigger fish to fry. Just when you armor-plate yourself against what you believe is your biggest threat, the one you never expected comes along and pulverizes you. It is never a choice between a good choice and a disastrous choice. Not if you waited this long and let it get this bad. It is a choice between one disaster and a lesser disaster. And in the current case, most media and governments are choosing the disaster that is by far the greatest.