posted on Nov, 10 2010 @ 02:20 AM
reply to post by XPLodER
nothing can escape the gravity of a black hole lol
except hawking radiation
except gamma rays
Black holes emit
Hawking radiation is the result of the appearance of virtual particle pairs near the event horizon of a black hole. Such particle pairs are constantly
being created out of nothing, throughout the cosmos.
Sometimes these virtual particles are electron-positron pairs, sometimes they are photons.
Near a black hole, one half of the pair may be captured by the hole and vanish beyond the event horizon; the other lopes off into space, where,
finding no virtual partner to collide and mutually annihilate with, it becomes a real particle.
This explains the apparent 'emission' of particles by black holes. Gamma rays are photons, incidentally.
Meanwhile, the photon or electron that fell into
the black hole has reduced the energy (mass) of the hole. This follows from the law of
conservation of energy. When enough matter has fallen into the black hole this way, the hole dissipates and vanishes. The end is thought to take place
in a massive gamma-ray burst.
All perfectly straightforward and sensible.
so is this a look at what happens to all those electrons wizzing around atoms when they are sucked into a black hole