Short Bytes: Last month NASA recorded an extremely rare activity when a huge burst of X-ray was seen coming “out” of a supermassive black hole. Abhas Mitra, an Indian scientist from Mumbai University, has said that these NASA observations support his theory that “true (Einstein’s) black holes” don’t exist.
NASA called these events extremely rare and wrote that it happens when “their surrounding coronas — sources of extremely energetic particles — shoot, or launch, away from the black holes.”
Abhas Mitra, an Indian scientist from Mumbai University, has said that these NASA observations support his theory that “true (Einstein’s) black holes” don’t exist and they are actually Sun-like superhot balls of magnetized plasma.
“Instead of true black holes predicted by Einstein’s theory, we proposed that massive stars end up as balls of fire — called quasi-black holes or Magnetospheric Eternally Collapsing Objects (MECOs),” he says.
He says that the latest NASA findings can be naturally explained by the MECO paradigm. Talking about the X-ray emissions, he says, “gas streams pulled inward by gravity get extremely hot by friction and may radiate X-rays. While a true black hole cannot possess any intrinsic magnetic field, there can be magnetic field associated with the disk or gas surrounding a MECO.”
In his interview with Natureasia, Mitra says that this should inspire that astrophysicists to take a closer look at our existing beliefs about black holes.
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