Jan 24, 2017 · Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole’s Information Goes Starts With A Bang Contributor Starts With A Bang Contributor Group Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
Nobody knows where a black hole’s information goes Is it conserved? Destroyed? Radiated away? 40+ years on, we still don’t have answers.
Jan 24, 2017 · Throw a book into a black hole, and the information must somehow wind up inside. Same goes for a star, a planet, or even a single proton: that information must be maintained.
Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole’s Information Goes “If you were able to very, very carefully assemble smoke and ashes in just the right way, you could unburn the book and reassemble it. It’s an exceedingly unlikely process, and you’ll never see it happening in practice.
If a photon, for example, enters a black hole, then that information represented by the photon is not available, such that the book cannot, even theoretically, be reconstructed. This assumes that Hawking radiation actually is random information, and that the black hole remnant does not retain the information.
An artist’s impression of a black hole. Shutterstock. Black holes were given that name because if you were to take a picture of one, you wouldn’t be able to see anything.
1 Comment on Where It Goes, Nobody Knows Inspired by a random comment made during a staff meeting. And no, a black hole vortex was not actually mentioned during said meeting.
Well, even if the legend says the hole goes straight to hell, the water is most likely being absorbed back into the region’s spongy volcanic landscape. One thing is for certain: plugging the hole would definitely not be a good idea, as it would just cause flooding of local roadways.
Jun 16, 2016 · Many of you asked questions about black holes so profound and clever I couldn’t even start to answer them. Quite a few readers wanted to know what happens at the center of a black hole…
Mar 13, 2016 · So if black holes form with stars explode, will our sun eventually turn into one? Compared to you and I, the sun is mind-numbingly enormous (about 1.3 million Earths could fit inside it).