posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 10:27 PM
Direct experiments with black holes are unlikely, due at the very least to the distance any are from Earth, not to mention how difficult these warps
in space and time would be to work with.
Instead, researchers are searching for ways to create lab models of event horizons.
Now scientists have created an artificial event horizon on a tabletop using fiber optics.
This beam created waves that got overtaken by the laser flow, resembling how light waves are overcome by the gravitational pull just past an event
"The most surprising aspect for me is how simple it actually is to create artificial event horizons," Leonhardt told LiveScience.
This is very cool. If we could learn about blackholes and how they are created, maybe we could begin creating real blackholes to different parts of
the universe. Pretty far fetched but would be awesome.