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Mathematicians find an infinity of possible Black Hole shapes
03/04/2023 08:38 AM | Click to read full article
The cosmos seems to have a preference for round things. The same holds for black holes—or, to be more precise, the event horizons of black holes—which must be spherically shaped in a universe with three dimensions of space and one of time. But do the same restrictions apply if our universe has higher dimensions, as is sometimes postulated—dimensions we cannot see but whose effects are still palpable? In those settings, are other black hole shapes possible?