Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Shadows on a Distant Wall

Yahoo linked me yesterday to a story on the New York Times website about a scientist who has challenged the traditional idea of gravity. In the article I found the following quote:

"Black holes, in effect, are holograms — like the 3-D images you see on bank cards. All the information about what has been lost inside them is encoded on their surfaces. Physicists have been wondering ever since how this “holographic principle” — that we are all maybe just shadows on a distant wall — applies to the universe and where it came from."

You can read the article at this link.

Just thinking of black holes makes me want to watch the old disney movie. Oh, and a word of caution...if you search for images on google using the phrase "black hole" make sure you have safe search on!

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