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Stephen Hawking Suggests There Is Way To Escape Black Holes

First Posted: Jun 08, 2016 05:30 AM EDT
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Stephen Hawking has recently revealed to have found a clue to exit black holes. The celebrated physicist and his two colleagues, Malcolm Perry from the Cambridge University and Andrew Strominger from Harvard, have published their findings in a peer reviewed paper in Physical Review Letters.

"They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," said Stephen Hawking. "If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out." Black holes are considered one of the most enigmatic phenomena in the Universe, and scientists have been researching for the past many decades to decipher them. The mysterious occurrence was one of the most sinister forecasts of the general theory of relativity by Albert Einstein. Black holes were likened to too much energy or matter concentrated in just one place that could create space to swallow everything inside, just like a magician's cloak within which things disappears.

Black holes were described as eternal prisons, until Hawking suggested that this was not the case. The physicist's equations showed that over time things that had disappeared into a black hole would eventually leak, and subsequently there would be an explosion of particles and radiation. The calculations by Hawking were and are considered a breakthrough in comprehending the link between quantum mechanics and gravity, between the space fabric and the subatomic particles that exist inside, basically the large and small components in the Universe.

Ever since the theory was forwarded by Hawking, the main question that arose in physics was that if and after a black hole finally gives up, does it also give up or expel the secrets of everything that was swallowed by it. According to Hawking's calculation, the radiation resulting from a black hole that was falling apart would be random. Therefore, the majority of information that had fallen into it, along with all its related properties and attributes, would be wiped out.

Now, according to Hawking's recent study, it has been confirmed that data can escape from the abyss due to the zero-energy particles, or soft hair located on the horizon of the black hole. The paper also debates the assumption that everything swallowed by the destructive chasm is lost forever. The theory will bring scientists a step closer to getting a clearer picture of the exceedingly mysterious black holes.

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