Friday, January 15, 2016
What you see here is a gravitational vortex in our universe, our plenum. Rather fine, isn't it? I've been wanting to use that question ever since I first heard it in a favorite film, posted in my previous entry --click here-- and yes, it is a Black Hole. Don't be alarmed. It's quite far away, but precautions should be observed. For example, I try not to bump my head on a Black Hole --not again, anyway.
The hole is black because gravitational force inside is so strong it won't allow light to escape. Starlight at its rim is accumulated from all the galaxies it has drawn down, but cannot pull away. Because we receive no information about the universe smaller than a photon (a quantum of light), this is their last visible event --and is called the event horizon. Galaxies are made of energy and matter, as are we. What became of them? After they fell in, they were compressed into an irreducible form and all the laws of physics were repealed.
In normal space physical law operates in a universe where all possibilities are assembled, even those possibilities that are mutually exclusive --as when something cannot exist because something else exists that prevents it --but there's room and time for them to avoid each other. In a Black Hole, those events are equal and compressed into singularity. Singularity is what a Black Hole squeezes into existence. Doesn't matter how many Black Holes are in the universe, they all compress their contents into the same indivisible, lawless and timeless state, by definition.
You don't get two singularities.
When that happens, the backporch phone rings:
Poppy!" And a new adventure begins.