Further Antedating of "Black Hole"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 16 19:33:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> Here's a more notable antedating, since it casts into serious question whether Wheeler really was the coiner:
>  1964 _Science News Letter_ 18 Jan. 39 (JSTOR)  Because a degenerate star is so dense, its gravitational field is very strong.  According to Einstein's general theory of relativity, as mass is added to a degenerate star a sudden collapse will take place and the intense gravitational field of the star will close in on itself.  Such a star then forms a "black hole" in the universe.

Does it identify the author of the article?

Mark Mandel

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