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Author Topic: Can we use black holes as navigation beacons and for celestial body detection?  (Read 1206 times)

Offline Expectant_Philosopher

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Black holes transmit gravitational waves.  The frequency of the gravitational waves would be near constant for long durations, and unique to each black hole.  This seems like an ideal beacon for interstellar travel.  It also brings to mind that instruments at an observation station would be able to spot perturbations in the waves as they arrive, allowing for detection of new planets and stars, as measured by the distortion of the gravitational waves arriving.
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The vibrational frequency pattern of black holes changes within a mathematical certainty.  This would allow an interstellar traveller to know not only his relative location in space, but also his relative position in time.  Gravitational wave patterns from black holes at greater distances from the black hole would be the value of the black hole frequency with the vibrational dampening equation run backward.  With calculations from all the intercepted gravitational wave frequencies a traveller could compute with precision a relative location to their point of origin, even were they to suddenly pop up in the middle of nowhere.
« Last Edit: 23/08/2013 06:41:26 by Expectant_Philosopher »
 

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