Abhas Mitra, an Indian astrophysicist has said that his theory on black holes has been confirmed by NASA.

According to him, the so-called black holes are not "true" black holes but actually ultra hot balls of fire like our Sun, and the recent observations by NASA scientists of giant flares of X-rays from a black hole confirms it.

Last month, NASA announced that two of its space telescopes caught a huge burst of X-ray spewing out of a super massive black hole.

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It is believed by mainstream astrophysicists that extremely massive stars collapse into ultra compact objects called black holes. And their gravitational field is so strong that even light cannot escape from it.

Mitra is the head of theoretical astrophysics at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai and currently Adjunct Professor at the Homi Bhabha National Institute.

He has said that Nasa's observation has only bolstered his theory that "true" black holes do not exist and that the so-called black holes are in fact hot balls of magnetized plasma (ionized gas stripped of electrons).