posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 06:40 AM
This might be an aspect of Hawking's Radiation. The black hole is shedding its mass during certain times of its rotation at the point where normal
space touches its event horizon. Here is the process:
Consider this line below as a space :
----------------------------------------------------------------------D
Lets mark an X at the point where X stands for the event horizon of the BlackHole B
B-------------X---------------------------------D
So our diagram explains things this way:
B----(BLACK HOLE EVENT HORIZON)--------X(exact point where the event horizon meets normal spacetime------------------((space outside the black hole
event horizon-----D
Now point X is the exact point where the event horizon with outside spacetime.
At this point X, Hawking's radiation comes into play thanks to Quantum mechanics. This is the point where the great (relativity) meet the really
small.(Quantum mechanics.)
In quantum mechanics, there exist virtual particles which constantly create and annihilate themselves all the time. These virtual particles are a
property of the quantum foam and their existence and have nothing to do with lack of mass or energy in that area of space. Virtual particles exist
everywhere regardless of vaccum.
Now at point X, what happens is that this virtual particle annihilation process gets disrupted while creation is allowed to function. The virtual
particle pair created at point X ends up with one particle on the side of the event horizon and the other particle on the side of normal spacetime.
Eventually the particle on the side of event horizon ends up falling into the blackhole while its counterpart makes it way out very slowly away from
the event horizon. Scientists speculate that the particle falling into the black hole might have negative mass, while the free particle might have a
positive one, eventually bleeding the blackhole of its mass until it fizzles out. The rule of the thumb is that the more mass a blackhole has, the
longer it will take to evaporate. Small blackholes are destroyed almost instantly.