Update: April 10, 2019, April 15, 2019
by P. LaViolette
The day of the announcement has arrived and there has been no announcement showing the image of the Galactic core taken with the EHT. All they have released is an image of the active core of M87, a galaxy 55 million light years away. At this distance there is little they can make out about what is happening in the galaxy's core. This raises the question: Why have they not released the image of Sgr A*? Apparently they are still studying the data.
The posting below gives my prediction with a revised redshift value.
Posted: April 6, 2019
by P. LaViolette
The Event Horizon Telescope array was built to give us our best view of the Galactic core. On Wednesday the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration will announce their first findings on what the Galactic core looks like. I believe that what they see with the telescope will be very different from what they expect based on black hole theory. Below I will restate some of the predictions of what to expect based on subquantum kinetics.
Depending on the resolution of the telescope, I believe the following things will be seen:
1) Cosmic rays and gas will be seen coming directly towards us. In reality, this outflow would be isotropic, but we would only see the part coming towards us at relativistic speeds. I first commented on this at the 2000 AAS meeting in Atlanta: https://starburstfound.org/findings-validate-radial-model-galactic-center-cosmic-ray-propagation/.
2) The region inside the "event horizon" will be luminous since photons and cosmic rays will be escaping, although photons will be gravitationally redshifted to about z ~ 0.8. This is revised upward from the value z = 0.45 which I had estimated in 2012 in my book Subquantum Kinetics. The new value is based on the redshift observation reported for the star S2 which lies 1400 Schwarzschild radii from the Galactic core and extrapolated to a distance of 0.1 AU from the core. Although some years ago Hawking had changed his position to claim that light could escape from a black hole, I was the first to make this claim back in 1985. The most thorough description of the subquntum kinetics prediction about our Galactic core may be found in Subquantum Kinetics.
3) The diameter of this luminous region inside the event horizon will be found to be smaller than the event horizon, thereby proving that the Galactic core is not a black hole. A posting to this effect can be found here: https://etheric.com/sgr-a-luminous-ejecting-gas-subquantum-kinetics/. According to subquantum kinetics, the Galactic core is a supermassive electron nondegenerate star having a radius less than 0.3 AU, Doerman's (2008) size estimate, and greater than 0.02 AU, the distance where the radio emission would become self-absorbed. A radius of about 0.1 AU was estimated, which is three times smaller than less than Doeleman's estimate and four times smaller than the gravitationally lensed Schwarzschild radius (0.42 AU). With this size, its average mass density would be about 600 g/cm3.
4) There will be gravitational curvature of photon trajectories, but this will not be due to the curvature of space. I prefer an alternative to general relativity called subquantum kinetics in which space is Euclidean and where instead gravity potential refracts light waves.
Here are other links contesting black hole theory: https://etheric.com/the-nonexistence-of-black-holes/.