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Black holes could be gateway to other universes, says Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s new theory has proposed that humans could escape from black holes, rather than getting stuck in them. At a Stockholm conference, Hawking claimed that space travellers won’t be able to return to their own universe, but instead they will be able to escape somewhere else.

In short, he proposes that black holes are not as “black” as people thought and could provide a way to reach an alternative universe.

“The existence of alternative histories with black holes suggests this might be possible, “Hawking said. “The hole would need to be large and if it was rotating it might have a passage to another universe. But you couldn’t come back to our universe. So although I’m keen on space flight, I’m not going to try that.”


Hawking’s proposal is attempting to answer an unanswered question about what happens to things when they go beyond the event horizon, considering even light can’t get back.

Scientists have previously believed that the object’s information has to be preserved even if it is swallowed up, a paradox that has puzzled scientists for decades.

Hawking has now proposed that the information is stored at the event horizon, and therefore it never enters the black hole and never needs to make its way out either.

Therefore, if humans entered a black hole they would not disappear but either stay as a “hologram” on the edge or fall out somewhere else.

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