Black holes are basically tears in the fabric of space-time that pull in everything that comes too close to them, nothing ever escapes. Researchers now believe that they’ve found features of these black holes here on Earth, in the southern Atlantic Ocean. These huge ocean whirlpools are so tightly surrounded by circular water paths that nothing caught up in them escapes. Continue reading for more information.

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Miami studied large eddies of ocean water, some of which measured up to 150 kilometers in diameter. These eddies constantly rotate and drift through the Atlantic Ocean.

In a black hole in space, light does not go into the hole, but bends around it in a loop, circling it. The ocean whirlpools did the same thing with water: the water does not get sucked into the hole, but ends up orbiting the structure.

Scientists discovered seven of these eddies of water that acted like this: each drifting through the ocean for a year without losing a single drop of water.

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