When it comes to black holes, nothing can escape them, not even light, because they are spacetime regions exhibiting potent gravitational effects. As the days go by, scientists are trying to understand these space objects better especially after the recent detection of gravitational waves of LIGO that provide the first direct evidence of the existence of black holes. Black holes are believed by a Columbia University astrophysicist to offer us an unprecedented opportunity to explore the galaxy at near-light speed. In addition to that, the power of these black holes might be already harnessed by aliens.
Professor David Kipping, a British scientist, explains the purpose of his Halo Theory to Express.co.uk: “It is quite possible an advanced alien civilization could be possibly exploiting this interstellar highway system. It is quite possible an advanced alien civilization could be possibly exploiting this interstellar highway system. We should be thinking how we can detect that and how we might oneway jump on board the system.”
Scientists plans using black holes to accelerate spaceships to near-light speed
The incomprehensible power of black holes will be harnessed as an attempt of this Halo Theory. The scientists said that straight at a moving black hole they would fire a beam of light, but for this trick to work, it must be moving. Falling into the black hole is possible especially if you find the right angle of it or if you hit the event horizon.
However, you will skim around the outside if you go into the side of it because just like a mirror the beam of light will come back at you. To understand this better, imagine that a physical wall is coming towards you and you throw a ping pong ball at it. Because it is coming towards you, the ball bounces back faster.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.