Stephen Hawking goes back on black hole theory

Jan 27, 2014, 10:18 AM EST
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary 'Hawking', a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England on September 19, 2013.
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Stephen Hawking is considered to be one of the greatest physicists and scientists in the world, but he has admitted that his theory about the existence of black holes to be false. He published a paper saying that black holes may not be so impossible to escape as previously thought, and that their gravitational pull could possibly not be such a permanent death for light.

Background:

Black hole theory not so black and white, says Stephen Hawking [National Monitor]

No Black Holes? More Like Grey Holes, Says Hawking [Discovery]

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