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Images Dated 25th May 2011

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Black hole and infalling matter Featured 25 May 2011 Print

Black hole and infalling matter

Black hole and infalling matter. A black hole is formed when the core of a star collapses under its own weight, increasing the strength of its gravitational field to the point where not even light can escape. Infalling matter (here, dust) will heat up and emit X-rays and other forms of radiation as it is torn apart by the immense forces of the black hole. The flash at the event horizon is photons with Hawking radiation, one of the few ways in which a black hole can lose mass

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Hawking radiation research Featured 25 May 2011 Print

Hawking radiation research

Hawking radiation research. Future space probe approaching a black hole to capture Hawking radiation (blue glow). A black hole is formed when the core of a star collapses under its own weight, increasing the strength of its gravitational field to the point where usually nothing, not even light, can escape. Hawking radiation, however, consists of particle-antiparticle pairs formed from the quantum vacuum, with one particle falling into the black hole and the other escaping by quantum tunnelling. This mechanism allows small black holes to rapidly evaporate

© RICHARD KAIL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY