(Submitted March 30, 1997)
I have a question about Black Holes, can Black Holes transport you to
other galaxies, like I see in Star Trek or in Star Wars movies, or is it
just show biz? Are Black Holes transports to other worlds, other universes?
In principle, the mathematics of black holes show that they
might be able to transport you to another region of space
or possibly another universe. However, the mathematics also
shows that the connection only lasts for a fraction of a
second at a time, and that the link to other universes depends
on a specific set of conditions which scientists do not believe
to have existed. Even if it were likely, however, the strong
gravity field of the black hole tears apart any material falling
into the hole. So it would not come out the other end looking
anything like how it went in.