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Fraser
2014-Sep-24, 06:10 PM
at least, that’s the conclusion reached by*one researcher from the University of North Carolina: black holes can’t exist in our Universe — at least not mathematically. Im still not over the shock, said Laura Mersini-Houghton, associate physics professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. Weve been studying this problem for a more than 50 years and this solution […]

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Amber Robot
2014-Sep-24, 06:20 PM
"Hawking discovered in the early 70s that this is indeed the case for stars collapsing to a black hole, they produce Hawking radiation."

I find it cute when theorists use words like "discovered" and "indeed".

If she thinks massive stars just blow up, leaving behind no compact object, how does she propose explaining objects like Cygnus X-1 and other 'black-hole candidate' high-mass X-ray binaries?

grapes
2014-Sep-24, 06:51 PM
From the published abstract: "Beyond this point our program breaks down"

Uh-oh!

PetersCreek
2014-Sep-24, 07:17 PM
Hmmm...is it possible that the problem lies with the program and that the Universe isn't broken after all?