Black Holes might not be dead-ends after all

Artist's impression of a black hole.

Artist's impression of a black hole. Credits: ESO/M. Kornmesser

A physical body might be able to cross a wormhole1, in spite of the extreme tidal forces, suggests a new study by Rubiera-Garcia, of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), and his team.

This result, published on April 28 in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, is supported by the fact that the interactions between the different parts of the body, which hold it together, are preserved. The team was invited by the journal editors to write an insight article that was published online today.

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  1. A wormhole, also known as Einstein-Rosen bridge and first proposed in 1935, is a hypothetical shortcut connecting two far away places in space-time.