Unlocking the Mystery of Black Holes: New Approach Reveals Long Threads that Could Provide Clues

Black Holes and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Black Holes and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity


Einstein’s theory of relativity claims that black holes are sterile, but a new approach to his research could give mysterious objects long “threads”.

The Simplified Nature of Black Holes

There is a saying in astrophysics: “Black holes have no filaments.” This means that in general relativity, black holes are extremely simplified objects. All you need to describe a black hole is its mass, electrical charge, and rotational speed. With these three numbers alone, you have everything you need to know about black holes.

The Frustration of Astrophysicists

This aspect of black holes is very frustrating for astrophysicists who are desperate to understand how space giants work. But because black holes don’t have filaments, there’s no way to learn more about them and what makes them move. Unfortunately, black holes remain one of the most enigmatic and enigmatic objects in the universe.

The Concept of “Threadless” Black Holes

But the concept of “threadless” black holes is based on our current understanding of general relativity, originally formulated by Albert Einstein. This relativistic image focuses on the curvature of space-time. Any entity that has mass or energy curves the space-time around it, and this curvature tells these objects how to move.

An Alternative Approach

But this is not the only way to construct the theory of relativity. A completely different approach would instead focus on the “curvature” rather than the curvature of spacetime. In this picture, any entity that has mass or energy is surrounded by spacetime, and this rotation tells other objects how to move.

The Equivalence of Bending and Torsion Approaches

The two approaches based on bending and torsion are mathematically equivalent. But since it was Einstein who first developed the language based on curvature, it began to be used on a much larger scale. The torsion approach, known as “parallel” gravity due to the mathematical use of parallel lines, provides many opportunities for interesting theoretical discoveries that are not apparent in the curvature approach.

Gravity in Parallel Dimensions

For example, a group of theoretical physicists recently discovered how gravity in parallel dimensions could solve the problem of black hole filaments. They detailed their work in an article published in the arXiv preprint database in July.

The Role of Scalar Fields

The team explored possible extensions of general relativity using what is known as the scalar region, a quantum object that lives throughout space and time. A famous example of a scalar field is the Higgs boson, which is responsible for giving mass to many particles. Physicists have long used these scalar fields in their attempts to explain the nature of cosmic mysteries such as dark matter and dark energy.

Adding Scalar Fields to General Relativity

In general relativity based on uniform curvature, there are only a few ways to add scalar fields. But in parallel with distant gravity, there are many more options. The research team found a way to add number fields to general relativity using the parallelism framework. They then used this approach to see if these otherwise invisible scalar fields could appear near black holes.

The Power of Scalar Fields

The end result: scalar fields added to general relativity, when examined through a parallel lens, gave black holes some power.

The Presence of Scalar Fields

The filaments in this case indicate the presence of a strong scalar field near the black hole’s event horizon. More importantly, this scalar field carries information about a black hole, allowing scientists to understand more about black holes without diving into them.

Observational Implications

Now that the researchers have determined how to give black holes some clues, they need to work on the observational implications of these results. For example, future observations of gravitational waves may reveal subtle signatures of these scalar fields in black hole collisions.


Source: Living Science

Brice Foster
With over a decade of experience, Brice Foster is an accomplished journalist and digital media expert. In addition to his Master's in Digital Media from UC Berkeley, he also holds a Bachelor's in Journalism from USC. Brice has spent the past five years writing for WS News Publishers on a variety of topics, including technology, business, and international affairs.

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