I have read these questions:
And it made me curious.
Nothing gets out of a black hole, I understand, except Hawking radiation.
Now every object in the universe is trying to get to thermal equilibrium with its environment.
All these answers did not talk about whether the black hole can/does exchange heat with the environment (vacuum).
Since nothing escapes a black hole, is a black hole an exception of the law of thermal equilibrium?
So the black hole stays hot?
Does a black hole try to get to thermal equilibrium with its environment (vacuum)? Or does it stay hot?
Does Hawking radiation cool the black hole off or does it only shrink its mass?