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The Death Of A Black Hole...

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Posted by mr Gravity/">mr Gravity on July 16, 1998 11:40:47 UTC

S. Hawkins & Co. postulates that a black hole slowly loses mass and in the end disappears (after 10e71 years or so) due to the spontanious creation of matter and antimatter that occurs in the vaccum close to the black hole. The antimatter particles fall into the black hole and "meet their maker" so to speak. Energy is emitted and mass is lost. But what the article didn't say was if the probability for antimatter to be sucked in is greater than that for normal matter (whatever matter the black hole was made of from the beginning). Otherwise a stable equilibrium between matter and antimatter would be created and the black hole would live forever. Right?

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