STATES CHRONICLE – What we did know by now about the black holes could not be true. Conventional theory tells us that nothing, not even the light can escape a black hole’s gravitational pull. However, Stephen Hawking proposed that black holes can radiate quantum particles that would lead to their evaporation. This theory was made in 1970 and now, another scientist claims that Hawking’s idea was true.
What did Stephen Hawking discover? As everybody knows, virtual particle paris are created near the horizon of the black hole, as they are everywhere. Normally, they are created as a particle-anticiparticle pair, which annihilates each other. Near a black hole, it is possible for one to fall in before the annihilation happens. The one that escapes is called Hawking radiation.
Jeff Steinhauer, a researcher at the Institute of Technology in Haifa, created a black hole analogue. He discovered that the black hole seemed to emit Hawking radiation on its own.This is stimulated by quantum vacuum fluctuations. If this experiment is true, it could prove that Hawking radiation really exists. There are more studies to be made until this information will become true and we will learn that everything we know about black holes is not true.
A black hole is a region of spacetime with strong gravitational effects that nothing can escape from inside it. Black holes are expected to form when massive stars collapse at the end of their cycle. After they are formed, they continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. Even though there are many theories about the black holes, they are still a mystery for most of the scientists. Researchers have been tried for years to find out more information about how does a black hole work and if it is really black.
Stephen Hawking is an English theoretical physicist. He is one of the most popular researchers on the planet due to his works of popular science. His books, including his theories and facts about cosmology, were bestsellers. What is really surprising is that he managed all those while having a rare chronic disease. He struggles with a slow-progressing form of sclerosis. It has paralysed him over the years and now he can communicate using a single cheek muscle and a speech-generating device. Although his diseases affected him, he is one of the best researchers our planet has. What do you think? Was he right about black holes?
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