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Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s top experts on black holes, has written a paper stating there are no black holes.

The uncertainty of science: Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s top experts on black holes, has written a paper stating there are no black holes.

At least, there is no such thing as an event horizon, meaning that black holes are not what scientists have believed.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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4 comments

  • joe

    we need a time machine so that we can visit these areas in the cosmos, like black holes and star factory’s and other civilizations. The universe is so full of mystery.

  • wade

    Super condensed matter is in itself, just That. As far as Time , we measure it with days or clocks expressing hours on our planet in relation to orbital position and rotational effect .

  • Jwing

    Part of the problem is that we have confused science fiction with science (i.e. physics), and mixed in a pinch of the supernatural/supersition.

    I,too,enjoyed watching Yoda lift the Millenian Falcon out of the swamp, but I still don’t believe in ghosts, the yeti, UFO’s or magic healing crystals.

  • Edward

    Science (and the universe) sure does like to present us with mysteries. We have the mystery of the big bang (or however the universe began), the mystery of the big crunch (or however the universe ends), and now we have the mysterious black hole (which keeps being mysterious no matter how much we figure it out).

    That time machine idea of Joe’s is looking pretty good right now, but then again, we have the mystery of the time machine (is it possible, and how else do we explain some sub-atomic behaviors). *Sigh*

    Life sure was simpler when it was “turtles all the way down.”

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