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Stephen Hawking: 'There are no black holes'

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"Most physicists foolhardy enough to write a paper claiming that “there are no black holes” — at least not in the sense we usually imagine — would probably be dismissed as cranks. But when the call to redefine these cosmic crunchers comes from Stephen Hawking, it’s worth taking notice. In a paper posted online, the physicist, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and one of the creators of modern black-hole theory, does away with the notion of an event horizon, the invisible boundary thought to shroud every black hole, beyond which nothing, not even light, can escape." ---- Nature

For full story, please visit: http://www.nature.com/news/stephen-hawking-there-are-no-black-holes-1.14583

Hawking's paper posted on ArXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.5761