Black Holes don't exist and Big Bang didn't happen according to new research

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The Big Bang has long been deemed to mark the beginning of our universe but new research is claiming that it may not have been how all that we know came into existence after all. Two research papers, published by the University of North Carolina, claim that black holes do not actually exist undermining the entire Big Bang theory.

This research is based on mathematical formulations that show that it is physically impossible for black holes to form like we traditionally thought. Under current understanding, a black hole, once created, has at its' centre what is known as a singularity. This is where matter is so dense that nothing can escape from it, not even light, due to a strong gravitational pull.

Professor Mersini-Houghton was a key contributor to the papers and she says that she is herself struggling to come to terms with the implications of what she has found. Mersini-Houghton said "I'm still not over the shock. We’ve been studying this problem for a more than 50 years and this solution gives us a lot to think about."

When a star dies, it is typically believed that it explodes in a pretty dramatic manner and until now, scientists believed that black holes formed from these explosions. In 1975, Stephen Hawking noted that black holes emit radiation as they form after a star implodes. This research says that the radiation is actually converted mass from the exploding star but since it sheds so much and a lot gets converted into energy, Mersini-Houghton is adamant that there could not enough mass remaining to form a black hole.

A similar singularity event is thought to have created the Big Bang which is thought to have created the universe as we know it today. This new research now throws into doubt whether it could have actually occurred if smaller black holes cannot exist first and foremost. There will certainly be a huge response from the scientific community in terms of rebuttals and they are expected to take the form of context specific events.

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