Entries by Ciriaco Goddi

Black Holes Eventually Evaporate Over Time

Black holes can actually lose mass. Stephen Hawking theorized in 1974 that black holes radiate small numbers of particles (mainly photons), a process known as “Hawking Radiation”. This “evaporation” process can lead the black hole to shrink over time and ultimately to vanish completely. However, it is a staggeringly slow process: it would take about 10^67 […]