No Man's Sky has the potential to explore the galaxy in a way that we can only imagine. Our fascination with space games stems from our own willingness to explore the galaxy we find ourselves in. We know so little in the grand scheme of things, yet even what we've uncovered about our universe is enough to completely blow your mind.
But there's one man in our generation who has most profoundly opened our eyes to the wonders of the universe; Stephen Hawking. No Man's Sky may not exactly base its universe on the same scientific rules that our's functions on. But there will be intergalactic phenomenons that will randomly appear in the game that derive from our own world. Black holes have been referenced before by Hello Games, but if they had the power that Stephen Hawking believes they do, in the game - holy shit!
Stephen Hawking's New Theory On Black Holes Needs to Be in No Man's Sky!
Imagine this for a moment. In February of this year, researchers in China discovered a black hole in space that was 12 billion times the size of our sun. The enormity of this terrifying phenomenon cannot be comprehended and we're still not entirely sure what they are. But Stephen Hawking recently discussed his theories on one of his favourite topics, and concluded that these black holes may actually lead us to separate universes.
"The hole would need to be large and if it was rotating it might have a passage to another universe. But you couldn't come back to our universe," he said through his speech synthesizer. "So, although I'm keen on space flight, I'm not going to try that." - Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking's theory states that black holes are not the destructive crushers-of-matter that we once thought they were.
"In our understanding of reality -- from infinitesimal subatomic particles to the infinite vastness of space-time -- two theories have explained so much, but have also been at odds with each other in key points.
When it comes to black holes, Albert Einstein's theory of relativity postulates that information about particles passing through them is destroyed. But the equally important quantum theory says that's impossible -- information from the universe can never vanish."
Can You Imagine This Being in No Mans Sky On its Release Date?!
Black holes defy everyday human perception. When an incomprehensibly massive star dies, they collapse in on themselves. This collapse creates an area of space-time that is a "bottomless pit that swallows anything approaching too closely. Not even light can escape them, since their gravitational pull is so infinitely powerful." But rather than destroying everything, it could be pulling it through space and transforming it.
Hawking theorises that what we're seeing is not actually occurring. Black holes create illusions and rather than destroying what goes into them, it may actually send them to another universe. One that resembles ours, or something completely different. Can you imagine Hello Games representing such a phenomenon in No Man's Sky? Can you imagine happening upon a black hole and flying into its centre?! It'd be like 2001!
But there's no guarantee that No Mans Sky will have anything remotely like this on its release date. But the idea of Hello Games creating black holes for this purpose in the game is insanely exciting! Let us know what you think of this in the comments below and what you're most looking forward to with [No Man's Sky](tag:2684052)!