"Mysterious quasar casts doubt on black holes"

From: kevin.osborne (kevin.osborne@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 22:13:00 MDT

see: http://www.newscientistspace.com/article.ns?id=dn9620&feedId=online-news_rss20

"A controversial alternative to black hole theory has been bolstered
by observations of an object in the distant universe, researchers say.
If their interpretation is correct, it might mean black holes do not
exist and are in fact bizarre and compact balls of plasma called

any physicists/cosmologists on the list keen to comment on the impact
of this? And maybe give the layreader a grounding on what a MECO is,
and also maybe what effect this discovery (if confirmed) might have on
quantum physics and or string theory?

p.s. Probably not a great day at the office for Hawking

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