Lab-grown black hole may prove Stephen Hawking’s most challenging theory right

Scientists have created a lab-grown black hole analog to test one of Stephen Hawking’s most famous theories — and it behaves just how he predicted.

The experiment, created by using a single-file chain of atoms to simulate the event horizon of a black hole, has added further evidence to Hawking’s theory that black holes should emit a faint glow of radiation from virtual particles randomly popping into existence near their boundaries . What’s more, the researchers found that most of the light particles, or photons, should be produced around the cosmic monsters’ edges. The team published their findings Nov. 8 in the journal Physical Review Research.

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