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The Freakiest Things NASA Has Discovered
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White Holes

  • Year Discovered: 2006 (assumed)
  • Location: Universal

We all know by now that black holes suck up everything around them. While it might appear to those watching that something is moving into the black hole at a snail-slow pace, it is long gone. This is quite interesting because as a black hole absorbs things, most assume it can only absorb so much before it must spit stuff out. This is why many assumed for years that black holes might open up elsewhere. The proposal that something like this had to be the case comes from Igor Novikov.

The Freakiest Things NASA Has Discovered
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In 1964, the Russian Physicist used Einstein’s field equations to come to his conclusion. He coined the “white hole” theory, which proposed that, unlike a black hole that uses gravity to suck things up, white holes use gravity to push things away. Which made many assume that the white hole spits out things a black hole absorbed. NASA has come across things that appeared like white holes. While they might not operate exactly as we assumed, it appears to be at least possible.

Where do we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

American Astronomical Society

Harvard University

Penn State University

Scientific American

New Scientist Magazine

Cosmos Magazine

Live Science

Space.com

Nature.com

Phys.org

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