Monday, April 15, 2013

Black Holes – Eating a planet or just what we expect to see?

This just in, a brown dwarf or giant gas planet or something of low mass was seen in a galaxy far, far away (47 light years away) to be slipping into and devoured by a black hole. At least this is how scientists have interpreted the burst of an X-ray flare which came from a halo of material that accompanies the supposed black hole in the center of the galaxy.

Behind a Black Hole is the theory of general relativity. Apparently it is a compactor of sorts that destroys mass and deforms space-time creating an area that absorbs all the light hitting upon its surface and will not allow its escape. Not only will its gravitational pull grab objects from space, but its singularity, a location where numbers can no longer measure the gravitational field, will destroy anything it takes in. A singularity has, of course, infinite gravity and zero volume.

An interesting theory, and while a likely truth in many ways, some of the arguments are quite weak. There are many problems with this theory, some that are of its own making. In the Black Hole is believed to be an area that is not bound by Physics. Taking apart the portion of the theory that relates to the singularity is not difficult. The math involved in this speculation is somewhat suspect given that it involves a theoretical math to prove a theory. The Math that is utilized deals with a number system that can only exist in the mind. Rather than argue it all and offer proofs, a simpler method might be to offer two writings that discuss various math one specific to this concept and one in general. “An Imaginary Tale; The Story of the Square Root of Negative One” by Paul Nahin and Miles Mathis, “The Myth of the Black Hole”. If one were to return to a simpler time one would see that mathematicians originally considered their equations complete when they arrived at certain formats that now mathematicians eagerly solve far beyond. And that is fine, when dealing with metal theories, but to deal with actual space and negative imaginary number. A singularity has a zero volume and yet zero does not exist in differential math. In actuality, a mere view of Penrose and Hawking’s collection of proofs states that obvious fact before going into their proofs even though it argues against the validity of their case.

Let us look beyond the question of a singularity and on to the situation with light. Recently Einstein’s constant has been thought to be not so constant. Gerd’s theory called “A sum rule for charged elementary particles” and Urban’s theory entitled “The quantum vacuum as the origin of the speed of light” both call Einstein to task. Einstein himself felt his work not complete on the equation, but most of the parts of the whole have held for many decades. Certainly a more plausible thought would be that seeing as objects travel the path of least resistance, light is entering the Black Hole due to its desire to travel in that manner.

So I ask you – does light disappear down the black hole to forever leave us, or is there another explanation? Does a Black Hole eat a planet, probably – what happens next? Basically the Theorists are just that, people offering a theory. We know very little in fact about a black hole, and perhaps that is why we see our fears magnified – an incredible eating machine with no escape! Maybe; Or maybe destruction and creation in one object? Perhaps tomorrow will show us the light!

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