• Question: is there such thing as a white hole?

    Asked by Jimmy to Uday on 20 Nov 2015.
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      Uday Bangavadi answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      In general relativity, a white hole is a hypothetical region of space-time which cannot be entered from the outside, although matter and light can escape from it. In this sense, it is the reverse of a black hole, which can only be entered from the outside, from which nothing, including light, can escape. White holes appear in the theory of eternal black holes.