Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 81, Issue 1–2, pp 397–410 | Cite as

Massive oscillators as cosmic energy sources

  • K. M. V. Apparao
  • J. V. Narlikar
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Abstract

The usual picture in which a massive object undergoes a gravitational collapse to become a black hole and ultimately end up in space-time singularity, is modified with the introduction of a negative energy force of repulsion effective only at a short range. It is shown that the object executes oscullations between states of high and low densities.

From the view point of high energy astrophysics, such a massive oscillator combines some of the attractive features of black holes and white holes. It is suggested that the energy production and spectral features of quasars, BL-Lacs and the active galactic nuclei might be accounted for by postulating the existence of massive oscillators.

Keywords

Black Hole Energy Source Spectral Feature Energy Production Attractive Feature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. M. V. Apparao
    • 1
  • J. V. Narlikar
    • 1
  1. 1.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia

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