Does the worry of falling into a black hole keep you up at night? Stephen Hawking’s new theory might appease your concerns.
The celebrated scientist believes information sucked into a black hole may emerge in a different universe.
Speaking at a public lecture in Stockholm, Hawking said, “I propose that the information is stored not in the interior of the black hole as one might expect, but in its boundary, the event horizon. The event horizon is the sort of shell around a black hole, past which all matter will be drawn into the dense object’s powerful embrace.”
“Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly come out in another universe.”
It’s not all good news though – Hawking says while you could emerge in a new universe, there’d be no way of returning to our one.