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As I Was Looking At A Strange Black Hole Image... I Wondered... 
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Aug1614, 11:20 PM

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Hey! I'm new here and I just wanted to ask a question and maybe I'll come back here once I have started college in a week or so. :P But firstly I must say, at first I thought the confirmation question for signing up was a science question about acid and I was totally stumped. But that's PH... I think. Not PF. : Here's my question...
I was looking at an image of a black hole and I thought... Could black holes be the 'cause of wormholes? In the image it showed shockwaves from black holes and it showed the fabric of space being flipped as if you pulled a carpet up and then forced it back down. Which is what wormholes are right? I might be very immature in this assumption I am just starting out in this world. So... Is that a good assumption or am I completely mental? ...and is there any actual theory out there about this? EDIT: While looking at the image more, I realized that a wormhole would only be around as long as the waves lasted, and since the waves go in all directions... This isn't very feasible. BUT! What if... What if they start to fade but then are kind of, brought back, by the next wave. Kind of like refresh rates on monitors. EDIT: I lot of holes in this... But I was just mildly thinking when I saw this and thought if there was an actual theory behind it. 


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Aug1714, 12:35 AM

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A black hole is a one way ticket to oblivion. A wormhole is a special case that exists only in theory. It requires an exotic form of matter unknown to science to keep it open. A mathematical model merely implies a possibility. It is not necessarily realized in nature.



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Aug1714, 11:11 PM

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You might like the book "Black holes and Time Warps" by Kip S Thorne
It is not about the math, and paints a very beautiful image of the way black holes might look and behave. First nonfiction book I was completely sucked into, no pun intended :D 


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Aug1814, 12:09 AM

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As I Was Looking At A Strange Black Hole Image... I Wondered...
I was really just wondering if there was a theory about wormholes and black holes being related.



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Aug1814, 04:17 AM

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Similarly, a wormhole is a particular type of curvature of spacetime, only it curves in such a way that if you enter the event horizon, you exit somewhere else. 


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Aug1814, 04:21 AM

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so trying to ask if there's a theory that wormholes and black holes are related is at this time is probably a bit of a stretch Others more knowledgeable in the specifics may chime in cheers Dave 


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Aug1814, 04:31 AM

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In the formation of a black hole a white hole may be produced "somewhere else" and a wormhole might connect the two.
http://cosmology.berkeley.edu/Educat...uestion29.html 


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Aug1814, 08:35 PM

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Perhaps black holes are just areas of space time where gravity is so strong as to prevent em radiation from escaping. And also the matter inside, instead of being a true singularity is just some unknown state of very highly compressed matter? Wormholes and the like are too speculative for me these days..



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