Scientists believe they have cracked one of the most pressing mysteries surrounding black holes that has boggled experts for decades.
One particular characteristic of black holes has puzzled scientists for decades. In the 1970s, world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and colleagues found that black holes emit something called Hawking radiation—a faint glow of light that actually drains the energy of a black hole. Over time, a black hole will emit so much Hawking Radiation that it will disappear completely.
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