Ancient Aliens – Earths Black Holes: Could black holes exist not just in outer space, but here on Earth? And if so, could Earth’s Black Holes have caused strange disappearances and other inexplicable phenomena for centuries?
The show opens with a 2017 experiment in California where a particle accelerator experiment resulted in the creation of a very tiny black hole, though it was electromagnetic rather than gravitational. It’s a bit funny to watch David Childress trying to explain high end physics, having clearly memorized prewritten texts, and more amusing to hear him and Tsoukalos try to suggest that ancient stories they had previously attributed to vortices and star gates and wormholes are now the work of black holes.
These black holes somehow become portals that allowed ancient humans to interact with the gods. Real black holes would crush to death any people that fell into them due to their overwhelming gravity, but somehow Moses going up on Mt. Sinai is now his trip through a black hole. I’m a little fuzzy on the way they have conflated wormholes, star gates, and black holes. To the best of my knowledge, these are not the same thing, though there has been some speculative suggestion that black holes could be connected to other universes. However, the intense crushing gravity of the black hole singularity would kill any living thing that tried to pass through.
Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010, on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment in a documentary style, the program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The show has been widely criticized by historians, cosmologists, archaeologists and other scientific circles for presenting and promoting pseudoscience, pseudohistory and pseudoarcheology.
Ancient Aliens – Earths Black Holes
A black hole is a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that nothing—no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole.
The boundary of the region from which no escape is possible is called the event horizon. Although the event horizon has an enormous effect on the fate and circumstances of an object crossing it, according to general relativity it has no locally detectable features. In many ways, a black hole acts like an ideal black body, as it reflects no light. Moreover, quantum field theory in curved spacetime predicts that event horizons emit Hawking radiation, with the same spectrum as a black body of a temperature inversely proportional to its mass. This temperature is on the order of billionths of a kelvin for black holes of stellar mass, making it essentially impossible to observe.