Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London have suggested that a fifth-dimensional black hole could exist. If one of these were detected, it would lead to the appearance of a ‘naked singularity’ – a point where gravity is so intense that space, time, and the laws of physics, break down. From simulations, this black hole would be shaped like a very thin ring that gives rise to a series of ‘bulges’ connected by strings that become thinner over time. Eventually they become so thin that they pinch off into a series of miniature black holes. Continue reading for a video on the fifth-dimension, and more information.
“We think of the universe as existing in three dimensions, plus the fourth dimension of time, which together are referred to as spacetime. But, in branches of theoretical physics such as string theory, the universe could be made up of as many as 11 dimensions.Additional dimensions could be large and expansive, or they could be curled up, tiny, and hard to detect. Since humans can only directly perceive three dimensions, the existence of extra dimensions can only be inferred through very high energy experiments, such as those conducted at the Large Hadron Collider,” reports The Daily Mail.