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Some black holes may actually be entangled in the fabric of space-time

Some black holes may actually be entangled in the fabric of space-time

Illustration of a black hole blowing material away in powerful jets (Image credit: ESA/ATG medialab)

Physicists have discovered a strange twist in space-time that can simulate black holes—until they get very close. Known as “topological solitons,” these theoretical gaps in the fabric of space-time are known throughout the universe, and finding them could advance our understanding of quantum physics, according to a new study published April 25 in the journal Science. physical review d.

black holes It is perhaps the most frustrating thing ever discovered in science. Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicts their existence, and astronomers know how they form: All it takes is for a massive star to collapse under its own weight. With no other force available to resist it, gravity continues to pull until all of the star’s matter has been compressed into a very small point, known as a singularity. Surrounding this singularity is the event horizon, an invisible boundary that marks the edge of the black hole. Whatever crosses the event horizon cannot come out.