It is my understanding that black holes lose mass through Hawking Radiation, and because gravity is a function of mass the black hole has a lesser gravitational pull as it loses mass. Further, gravity compresses space, so doesn't it follow that as a black hole loses mass through Hawking Radiation it also releases compressed space?

  • $\begingroup$ Related: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/26605/…. I think by compressed space you mean an extremely curved space and I can sort of see what you are getting at, if you assume the mass diminishes resulting in a flatter "normal" space, but space being compressed is not terminology in common usage, if I follow you properly. $\endgroup$ – user167453 Aug 26 '17 at 19:26