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Originally posted by I_AM_that_I_AM
Do you have a better picture?
Originally posted by superslicksh0es
Also, based on this theory... whatever enters the blackhole would go back in time to the big bang? This part does not make a lot of sense to me. If it was the exact opposite of the "big bang" then wouldn't everything that enters be completely obliterated? Or could the particles not necessarily be time traveling to the beginning itself, but exiting to a point in the universe which is currently expanding?
[edit on 12/1/2004 by superslicksh0es]
Originally posted by neonantichrist
The theory that the universe is shrinking is widely disreguarded. The famous red-shift is still present today, the universe is in fact, still moving outward. Now it has slowed, and could possibly start to shrink back to a big crunch. That will all depend on the presences of dark matter and dark energy. If the universe does contain the so called dark matter/energy, models show that the universe will "end" in a big crunch, or rip, depending on who you ask. If the dark matter is not present, the universe will continue to expand, ending in a cold shudder. The galaxies will drift so far apart that no stars will be visible in the night sky. All a moot point, as the earth of course will not be around. www.space.com...
A very well written article on the big rip theory.
As for the universe inside a black hole....well, that opens a whole new can of worms. Why would we be able to detect black holes from inside a black hole, leading to another singularity and another universe. A black hole can only have one singularity, while a universe is capable of supporting countless black holes, being inside of one would seem to rule out the idea of another singularity down the cosmic turnpike. But like you said, reality is what we think we know, and we don't know much of anything.
Do you have an article on the new endevors at CERN? From what my friends tell me, particle finding physics has come to a near stop, with no new linear acceleators schduled to go online for years to come. I couldn't find much on my links about the new projects at CERN or SLA.
Originally posted by Bondi
As everything in the world has an opposite, and we know what is classed as a black hole and what it does.
Should there not also be the reverse, say a White Hole?
What would the characteristics of this be?