I don't know the answer to that question. However some physicists seem to think so. In fact there was an article on this in the American Journal of Physics, i.e.Originally posted by Chen
Is it possible that the universe we are living in is nothing but a big black hole in another universe? That the event horizone of our universe is also the event horizone of the black hole in the universe that contains it?
Please don't laugh.
In my response I wanted to give the idea that it may be possible in that it doesn't violate the laws of physics. Whether this is actually the case is an entirely different story.Originally posted by Phobos
My initial reaction is 'no', but as pmb_phy mentioned, there is some speculation about it. But it remains a highly unproven idea.
Since I probably won't understand that document, how exactly can 10^3 solar masses turn into 10^26 solar masses?Hi All
http://mypage.iu.edu/~nipoplaw/physics.html [Broken] has recently suggested that our Universe has exploded as a White Hole from a Black Hole in another Universe. Just how big a Black Hole? He computes ~1,000 solar masses will suffice to create a fresh Big Bang via another Black Hole/White Hole duo...
On the mass of the Universe born in a black hole