Our universe is so vast that it appears that nothing else could exist. Experts are beginning to suspect that our universe may be contained within a fourth-dimensional black hole.
Our universe began as a singularity, an infinitely hot and dense point in space. According to CERN researchers such as James Beecham, black holes in our universe may have the same characteristics as those described by the scientific community.
How Does A Black Hole Form
When massive stars die and condense into an impossibly dense mass that even light cannot escape, black holes are formed. The event horizon is the space limit where light cannot leave and no object can return, as defined by scientists.
This is obviously familiar, because the universe can be viewed as its own event horizon. The universe began to expand faster than the speed of light in the first trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. Because space did not exist prior to this time, neither did the universal speed restriction. The expansion of the universe slows with time.
According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, enormous objects “warp” space-time, so the space-time around a black hole is curved. It would be nearly impossible to see black holes if not for the light and heat that are drawn into them.
The more matter a black hole consumes, the larger it becomes, as does its event horizon. The rate at which matter falls decreases as the black hole expands. To the untrained eye, extreme gravity appears to be motionless. According to the theory of relativity, time appears normal to someone sucked into a black hole.
Are We Currently Inside A Black Hole?
Three-dimensional black holes with two-dimensional event horizons exist in our universe. According to this logic, if our universe is an event horizon, it must have originated from a fourth-dimensional black hole.
Calculating what happens at a black hole’s singularity is impossible, which is why we get infinities, while the event horizon can be calculated using current knowledge and equations. The matter falls into the black hole and is encoded by the event horizon. The event horizon expands with the black hole, so the surface area is just the right size to hold all the information for everything that has fallen since the big bang.
This information is the information of the universe. According to researchers at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo, the math adds up and provides answers to important questions about our universe and black holes.
“Is that the big bang hypothesis has our relatively comprehensible, uniform, and predictable universe arising from the physics-destroying insanity of a singularity. It seems improbable.”
It’s difficult to imagine our universe contained within another cosmic black hole. The black hole concept appears to make sense and fill in the gaps that scientists and experts have been pursuing for a lifetime, leading us to believe that the universe is far larger and stranger than we previously thought.