# What Is a Black Hole? — The Final Answer

This is supposed to be the first article before the other articles on this blog that talk about black holes. Nevertheless, it has come now only due to my desire to have an article on this blog that gives you the straight out scientific definition of a black hole.

Black holes have been a puzzle and a source of fascination ever since their prediction by general relativity and their eventual discovery. And in general relativity, black holes are one of the natural results of the strong equivalence principle.

Nevertheless, before post-modern physics, we knew little about black holes; they were deeply mystifying objects in the universe. However, post-modern physics or absolute relativity now reveals to us the true nature of black holes which modern physics or general relativity could not have revealed to us.

Why is this so? This is because in general relativity black holes are one of the natural results of *the strong equivalence principle*, but in post-modern physics or absolute relativity, black holes are one of the natural results of *the universal equivalence principle*.

The latter principle of universal equivalence is more encompassing than the former principle of strong equivalence, and as a result, we now understand the true nature of black holes and why they exist in the universe.

General relativity or the strong equivalence principle fails to give us the true nature of black holes and this is why absolute relativity or the universal equivalence principle is now important.

Black holes which are described in general relativity and based on the strong equivalence principle are described as bodies with almost infinite mass-energy density and this cannot be possible in the universe. The universe abhors infinity and any really close supposition of it.

We, therefore, need the true understanding of the nature of black holes as it will expand our understanding of the universe and radically change our cosmological theories.

It is absolutely important that you know that this true description of black holes comes from absolute relativity which is based on the principle of universal equivalence and which describes black holes as therefore stated:

BLACK HOLES ARE BODIES WHICH HAVE ONLY INERTIAL MASS; THEY DO NOT HAVE REST MASS.

The above is the true post-modern definition of black holes that I want you to learn from this great scientific article.

Black holes are bodies which have only inertial mass; they do not have rest mass. — The final answerClick To TweetThe above simple definition of black holes informs us that a galaxy is a system where the heavenly bodies such as stars, planets and other smaller rocky bodies which are bodies that have rest mass are revolving around a black hole which is a body that has only inertial mass.

(You must know that post-modern physics agrees with astronomical observations that black holes exist at the center of galaxies.)

The post-modern description of a black hole and how bodies with rest mass revolve around it shows you an overview of how the universal equivalence principle applies to galaxies and to the broader universe.

We are now looking at black holes through the lens of post-modern physics and not through the lens of modern physics. They are no longer a mystery and I have talked keenly about them in the articles linked above.

In modern physics, we never had the true description of black holes and the wrong description of black holes we had spun other erroneous conceptions of these bodies.

Looking at the above definition of black holes, it is easy to realize that it is simple, I mean very simple. This is the case in post-modern physics, and I want you to know that it’s not only black holes that have become simple but also the entire universe.

This is good news for all of us, for it implies that we all can understand the universe! Black holes are not like any other kind of matter because they don’t have rest mass. The other kinds of matter have rest mass and they also exhibit inertial mass.

Black holes are not like any other kind of matter because they don't have rest mass.Click To TweetIn talking about other kinds of matter, dark matter is not included or implied. This is because in post-modern physics dark matter does not exist. You can read this my article to find out why.

In short, we just have two kinds of matter in the universe, which are ordinary matter and black holes. And you now must understand that they are distinguished by their different exhibition of rest mass and inertial mass already discussed above.

There is now a new foundation laid out for physics. We shall explore this new understanding of black holes in this post-modern era to accomplish great practical feats. And this is because the new definition of black holes comes home to us.

The post-modern definition of black holes is not far-fetched or impossible like the one of modern physics; so because of this, we will see real practical results from this post-modern definition of black holes.

So, the modern description of black holes only have theoretical value and little or no practical value. This is no longer the case in post-modern physics as we will explore ordinary matter and black holes in the unified understanding of the weak equivalence principle and the strong equivalence principle which is called the universal equivalence principle.

This article about black holes is among other things prompting us to revisit the conceptual framework of general relativity because there are inherent errors in the theory.

No theory in the whole of physics is more guilty of indicating or pointing to us the deeper aspects of reality yet being surprisingly wrong about it all like the general theory of relativity. And like I sometimes say, this is because the theory is an inverted picture of reality.

The theory completely inverted reality and complicated the whole of physics both at a conceptual level and at a practical level!

And as said, this is happening at the same time that the theory is indicating the deeper aspects of the universe. But it got these deeper aspects of the universe wrong like the nature of black holes!

So, we now have to retrace our steps and find our way to the truth and this new definition of black holes is one of such much-needed retracing.

Finally, according to post-modern physics, *black holes are bodies which have only inertial mass; they do not have rest mass.* This new definition of black holes is once again a great assurance of our capacity to understand the vast universe.

Until next time,

I will be here.

– M. V. Echa