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NEW DELHI: The US space agency, NASA, observed flares of X-rays from a black hole, altering the conventional concept of it, evidencing Indian astrophysicist Abhas Mitra’s theory of black hole that they are actually ultra-hot balls of fire like our Sun.

NASA reported that two of its space telescopes captured massive spurt of X-rays emitting out of a supermassive black hole last month. The eruption is said to occur due to charged particles in the black hole, forming a flair like form, which contradicts the theory of black hole as it doesn’t allow anything to escape.


The recent discovery of NASA is in agreement with the Abhas Mitra’s theory, who was formerly the head of theoretical astrophysics department at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai and, at present, he is the Adjunct Professor at the Homi Bhabha National Institute.

The black hole arises from the death of huge stars and it is all vacuum excluding for an opaque point at its centre called ‘singularity’. After a black hole has formed, it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By absorbing other stars and merging with other black holes, supermassive black holes of millions of solar masses may form.

Although, Mitra invalidates this explanation and calls them ultra-hot balls, which are actually Eternally Collapsing Balls (ECOs). They are extremely hot and immediately melt atoms and it appear as a vacuum hole.

“Gas streams pulled inward by gravity get extremely hot by friction and may radiate X-rays,” he explains his theory on black holes.

Famous British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had contradicted his own theory last year and said that black holes in the real sense do not actually exist.

Mitra had then said that his work was largely ignored by mainstream physicists and media while Hawking’s online paper gathered more attention though now he has found validation of his theory with NASA.


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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar enter semi finals.

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) enjoyed fruitful outings at the Tokyo Olympic Games as they secured semifinal berths in their respective weight categories at the Makuhari Messe on Wednesday.

On the opening day of the wrestling competition, Ravi Kumar defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the last-four in the men's 57kg category, while compatriot Deepak Punia overcame China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the semifinals.

Ravi Kumar will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.

Earlier, Ravi Kumar had won his opening-round bout by technical superiority against Colombia's Oscar Tigreros to secure a quarterfinal spot. Competing in the Round-of-16 bout against the Colombian wrestler, the 23-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is making his Olympic debut, showed no nerves as he dominated the bout to win by technical superiority (13-2).

Ravi Kumar landed attack after attack and went 13-2 up, winning the bout by technical superiority with minutes to spare. In wrestling, building up a 10-point lead over the opponent results in a victory by technical superiority.

India's 86kg freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia showed no signs of the niggle that had forced him to pull out of the Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw in June, as he defeated Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor on technical superiority to secure a quarterfinal berth.

He got his Olympic campaign to a fine start as he was in control from the start of the bout and hardly ever allowed his Nigerian opponent any room to maneuver his moves, finally winning with a 12-1 on technical superiority.

Punia, who had also suffered an elbow injury just before the Games, was slow at the start but came into his own as the bout progressed, inflicting takedowns at regular intervals to earn points.

The Indian wrestler eased into a 4-1 lead at the break and extended his lead comfortably in the second period.

Punia, the silver medallist from the 2019 world wrestling championships, then set up a clash with China's Lin Zushen in the quarterfinals and defeated him 6-3.

(IANS/HP)


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