Scientists Say There Are Black Holes That Can Be Used As Gateways For Hyperspace Travel

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Imagine a time of technological advancement far beyond anything we know today. You’re on board a spacecraft, traveling through space many thousands of lightyears from Earth. Eventually, you sense a faint rise in temperature. It doesn’t feel particularly remarkable – but it could be a sign that you’re approaching a black hole.

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A black hole can be broadly characterized as specific spot in space defined by an extremely high level of density. Past a certain limit, nothing – not even light – is capable of ever breaking away from a black hole’s gravitational pull. This limit is what’s known as the event horizon.

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Meanwhile, what exactly happens when an object travels past the event horizon is unclear. But it’s believed that it will be elongated into a long, thin strand, known as spaghettification. However, another theory has suggested another possibility entirely – but it hinges on the specific type of black hole being considered.

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