Friday, May 6, 2011

Some black holes may be older than time - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Some black holes may be older than time - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "An intriguing new hypothesis suggests some black holes could have formed before the formation of our universe.

The work by Professor Bernard Carr from Queen Mary University in London and Professor Alan Coley from Canada's Dalhousie University, examines a cosmology in which the universe goes through cycles of birth and death.

According to their work published on the pre-press website arXiv.org, some black holes could be remnants of a previous universe that collapsed in a big crunch and was then reborn in the big bang - 13.7 billion years ago."