Stephen Hawking’s “Black Hole Time Machine” Suggestion Project for NASA Unveiled
Stephen Hawking unveiled in episode two of his show “Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” how the space agency could use a black hole to time travel. He stated, “I like to imagine how a spaceship might someday be able to take advantage of this spectacular phenomena.” He added, “Of course, it would first have to avoid being sucked in, the trick I think would be to aim just off to the side so they’d miss it.”
He gave further details, explaining that NASA must be on the right trajectory and speed to do that, or they could risk never to escape it. The spaceship could also arrive in a safe place. But only if it would be dragged into orbit. Its right speed would be just enough to keep it from collapsing any further. Hawking also explained that “If a space agency were controlling the mission from Earth, or anywhere else far away from the black hole, they’d observe that each full orbit took 60 minutes.”
According to Hawking, the time would be slowed down considerably. Also, the effect would be significantly extreme than close our planet. Moreover, the travel time would be slowed down by half. The spaceship could go round and round just half the time far away from the black hole. Of course, Stephen Hawking explained that there could appear some problems, too. The crew from the spaceship would travel through time, circling the black hole for almost five of their years. Also, they would return home to a future Earth, realizing a trip not only in space but in time, too. Hawking indicated that the black hole is dangerous, and not practical, and it wouldn’t take us too far into the future.
As we know, the legendary Stephen Hawking, was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. He was the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology from the University of Cambridge. Hawking’s works cover a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational peculiarity theorems regarding the overall relativity and the theoretical foresight that black holes release radiation. This study is sometimes described as Hawking radiation. He was also the first who launch a theory of cosmology detailed by a fusion of the overall approach of relativity and quantum mechanics, as well.
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