Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 155–163 | Cite as

The angular appearance of white holes

  • J. V. Narlikar
  • R. C. Kapoor


It is shown that non-radial light rays emitted from the surface of a white hole can emerge from inside the Schwarzschild barrier. The upper limit on their impact parameter is calculated under the requirement that such rays are blueshifted. The apparent angular size of the white hole determined by blueshifted rays is shown to grow so rapidly in the early stages of its expansion that it produces the appearance of superluminal expansion.


Impact Parameter Angular Size White Hole Apparent Angular Size Superluminal Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. Narlikar
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. C. Kapoor
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of Texas at AustinUSA
  2. 2.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia
  3. 3.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBangaloreIndia

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