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What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Charles D. Bailyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for ... More


Black Hole Exotica

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores some of the predicted effects of black holes on people's lives and the possibility that they might someday be explored in fact as well as in fiction. These predicted effects ... More


Black holes

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Black hole is an object so compact that it is inside its event horizon: a one-way surface through which particle and light can only traverse inward, and an exterior observer cannot receive any signal ... More


The Seven Traits of Fictoscripture and the Wormhole Sacred

A. David Lewis

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses how fiction’s religion influences the readers’ own spiritual patency irrupting from an engagement with the fictional. In examining the fictitious scriptures of several comics ... More


Wormholes, Time Travel, and Other Exotic Theories

John W. Moffat

in The Shadow of the Black Hole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190650728
eISBN:
9780197517383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650728.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In 1935, Einstein and Rosen described what is now called the Einstein-Rosen bridge. Wheeler called this a wormhole, which could connect two distant parts of the universe. Thorne and Morris showed the ... More


Geon Wheeler

Dean Rickles

in Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter focuses on John Wheeler’s work on geons and geometrodynamics which would lead to many concepts and results that would be of importance to quantum gravity research - these projects, ... More


Modes of Time Travel

Nikk Effingham

in Time Travel: Probability and Impossibility

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198842507
eISBN:
9780191878480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842507.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the ways in which one might travel back in time. Of course, there are no actual, known instances of time travel, so the different modes are drawn from fiction, historical ... More


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