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Black Hole Universe

School of Physics and Astronomy: Professor Bernard Carr

New Scientist

Mike Hawkins, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, has controversially stated that what we call dark matter is actually “legions of black holes created shortly after the big bang” rather than particles. Commenting on Hawkins’ study, Professor Carr said: “I think his results deserve serious consideration”. Professor Carr and Alan Coley of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, have been examining models that show the universe going through a series of big bangs and “big crunches”. The study has shown that black holes created at an earlier time may survive these repeated “bounces” and still be with us today. (No link available)

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