BLACK holes could hold all of the secrets of the universe and prove once and for all we live in a “giant hologram”, a NASA astronomer has spectacularly claimed.

Black holes are incredible wells of gravity, where the force of attraction traps everything including light. Black holes are often found at the hearts of galaxies and up until April this year have been purely theoretical.

In April, astronomers behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration photographed the first ever shadow of a black hole millions of light-years from Earth. But little is still known about the exact nature of these terrifying objects and speculation is rampant.

This is why astronomer Michelle Thaller, who is the assistant director of Science Communications at NASA, said dark holes challenge our understanding of physics. The space experts appeared in a science video for Big Think, where she discussed the idea black holes are key to cracking the secrets of the universe. And perhaps most shockingly, the astronomer suggested the universe in which we live is nothing more than a two-dimensional hologram.

Black hole SHOCK: Black holes and the universe could be a hologram in a shock twist (Image: GETTY)

Dr Thaller said: “Things are stopped in time as they fell into the black hole. And right at the boundary, there is almost kind of a sphere, a two-dimensional surface that somehow contains all the information about what’s inside the black hole.

First ever image of black hole PROVES ‘we’re racing’ to doom “And this reminds people of something that humans invented, called a hologram. “Now, a hologram is a two-dimensional object. You can make it out of glass or a piece of film. And you shine a light through it and all of a sudden, there seems to be three-dimensional projections.

Black holes are incredible wells of gravity peppered throughout the cosmos (Image: GETTY)

“And the idea is that we are looking at some fundamental way the universe stores information. Around a black hole, where space and time have been crushed out of existence, could there be a shell of information, something like a hologram?”

But how does this cosmic revelation suggest the universe at large is a form of a hologram? How first ever black hole picture CONFIRMS 100-year-old cosmic theory According to Dr Thaller, black holes could be a miniaturised representation of how the universe works on a big scale.

In this scenario, all of the information in the universe is spread out across a 2D surface and we could be part of it.

Black hole: Dr Michelle Thaller said the universe could be two-dimensional information (Image: BIG THINK)

But the astronomer said this does not in any way imply intent or creative design behind the hologram. She said: “We’re just talking about the universe may really be information contained in a two-dimensional structure, not the three dimensions that we’re aware of now. This all sounds incredibly strange. Former NASA scientist claims there’s a BLACK HOLE inside of Earth “I’m always a little bit afraid to talk about it.

But I think that the thing to really kind of gain from this is that black holes are staring us right in the face. We’re now observing them. “They’re right there. And we cannot really describe how the universe should work with one of these things. They don’t make sense.” On April 10, 2019, the EHT collaboration published the worlds first ever photograph of a distant black hole at the heart of galaxy Messier 87.

The historic achievement confirmed the existence of black holes 100 years after they were theorised by Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity and by astronomer Karl Schwarzschild. source : youtube Gevul News

Quick facts about Black Holes:

1. Black holes come in all sorts of size but are typically classified as primordial black holes, stellar black holes and supermassive black holes.

2. Stellar black holes are the most common type of black hole and are medium-sized when compared to the other two.

3. Primordial black holes are believed to have formed alongside the early universe right after the Big Bang.

4. Black holes cannot be seen by conventional means but astronomers have mangled to photograph a black hole’s “shadow” using radio telescopes.

5. Some black holes form at the end of a dying star’s lifecycle.

6. Massive back holes have been known to form when when two stars collide in deep space.

7. Black holes are extremely cold and their freeing temperatures start at around -273.15 degrees Celsius (-459.67 Fahrenheit).

8. Anything dragged towards the heart of a black hole will be crushed into a single point or singularity.

9. In order for a start to turn into a black hole it likely has to be at least 15 times heavier than our own Sun.

10. At the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, about 26,000 light-years away, is a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*.