An intriguing idea is introduced by Neel S. Patel at Inverse:
The strangest thing about a black hole is that its edge, known as the event horizon, can’t be observed on account of light not being able to escape the gravitational pull. Physicists don’t really understand how an object just falls into the black hole there’s really no “in.” Everything just gets trapped in the dense gravitational flux of the surface.
German physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Theoretical Physics have now created a new estimate of the amount entropy contained with a black hole — and that value suggests black holes are indeed two dimensions and not three.
“We were able to use a more complete and richer model compared with what [has been] done in the past …and obtain a far more realistic and robust result,” lead study author Daniele Pranzetti said in a news release. More.
Patel admits this probably isn’t the answer but when one is really baffled, thinking outside the box a bit is a good exercise.
See also: Are black holes real? asks Nova
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