Old/Past/Ancient/Historic Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics
- Author(s): Trimble, Virginia
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921317001983
AbstractBasic questions about black holes, some of which are fairly old, include (1) What is a black hole? (2) Do black holes exist? And the answer to this depends a good deal on the answer to (1), (3) Where, when, why, and how have they formed? and (4) What are they good for? Here I attempt some elaboration of the questions and partial answers, noting that general relativity is required to described some of the phenomena, while dear old Isaac Newton is OK for others.