Orbiting radiation stars

Dean P Foster, John Langford, Gabe Perez-Giz
2016 Classical and quantum gravity  
We study a numerical solution to Einstein's equation for a compact object composed of null particles. The solution avoids quantum scale regimes and hence neither relies upon nor ignores the interaction of quantum mechanics and gravitation. The solution exhibits a deep gravitational well yet remains singularity free. In fact, the solution is geometrically flat in the vicinity of the origin with the flat region being of any desirable scale. The solution is also observationally distinct from a
more » ... distinct from a black hole because a photon from infinity aimed at an object centered on the origin passes through the origin and escapes to infinity with a time delay.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/33/5/055002 fatcat:o5e5cpfoejccnbufvdkh3hj3nu