The absence of event horizons mean that there are no black holes – in the sense of regimes from which light can’t escape to infinity. There are however apparent horizons which persist for a period of time. This suggests that black holes should be redefined as metastable bound states of the gravitational field.

Stephen Hawking trying to revolutionize our understanding of black holes in his new publication.

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2 thoughts on “Weather Forecasting for Black Holes

    1. The way I understand it is that information in a horizonless black hole is preserved but it’s shredded in such a chaotic way that it is impossible to reconstruct it – just like weather is chaotic even though every single molecule involved follows the laws of physics. Dunno, it’s certainly not a good read, but it’s also just the text version of a talk he gave to high-level experts at a conference in Santa Barbara.

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