|Of course they can't. A *point* has no dimensions and so occupies no space--it therefore cannot exist in physical space. "A single point in space" is a contradiction in terms. Unfortunately her alternative theory (as described in Wikipedia)--that the data used to hypothesize those impossible black holes is "explained" by the gravitational attraction of some other universes within a "multiverse" that includes our own cosmos--is an even more absurd violation of Occam's Razor than the establishment big-bang-black-hole-dark matter-dark energy cosmology since to get rid of one impossible set of unobservable entities she has to multiply them into a vast congeries of even less observable entities, namely all the diverse "universes" making up her "multiverse." How much simpler and more scientifically fruitful ius the electric-universe approach, adumbrated by Herakletos and developed in our times by such scientific giants as Khristian Birkeland and Hannes Alfven!
UNC professor says black holes can't exist
by WNCN Staff
A PHYSICS professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she has proof that black holes can't exist.
The university said that by merging two seemingly conflicting theories, Laura Mersini-Houghton has mathematically proven black holes can never come into being in the first place. Black holes are thought to be the densist matter in the universe.
"I'm still not over the shock," said Mersini-Houghton, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. "We've been studying this problem for a more than 50 years and this solution gives us a lot to think about."
Black holes have long thought to be formed when a massive star collapsed under its own gravity to a single point in space known as a singularity. An event horizon would then surround the singularity, creating a black hole whose gravitational pull is so strong that nothing can escape it.
Using quantum mechanics, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking hypothesized in 1974 that black holes emit radiation.
Mersini-Houghton's theory combine Hawking's radiation theory with a fundamental law of quantum theory that states no information from the universe can ever disappear.
Mersini-Houghton agrees with Hawking in that a star's collapse gives off radiation; but by giving off radiation, she said the star also sheds mass to the point that it no longer has the density to become a black hole.