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Black holes as cold as Inferno?

  1. Mar 25, 2008 #1
    There is a lot of great astrophysics now available for casual readers and viewers like me, and it is fun to speculate and cross reference ideas. The episode of the Universe (History Channel) on black holes describes that at some point matter that gets too close is stretched, rotated, and heated into a plasma around the black hole. If the black hole is supermassive then this process is speculated to also occur inside the event horizon around the singularity. Could all the space being warped around the singularity provide room for the heat to dissipate (but not escape), so that as matter approaches the singularity it loses its motional energy and the singularity itself becomes a Bose–Einstein condensate? From watching the Nova (PBS) episode on Bose–Einstein condensate, matter in such a state loses its particle nature and behaves as overlapping waves. Perhaps the singularity can be infinitely small because it is no longer a point of dense particles, but a point of overlapping waves that, unlike light, has mass and gravity. A black hole being the ultimate super heated plasma surrounding the ultimate Bose–Einstein condensate, has nice symmetry and reminded me of Dante's Inferno where the center of hell is cold.
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