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How does the Hawking Radiation mechanism cause a black hole to lose its mass? [duplicate]

Correct me if I am wrong: in the Hawking Radiation mechanism, when a virtual particle-antiparticle pair gets created at the edge of the black hole, a black hole could sometimes eat up one of the ...
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Why is it that black holes emit Hawking radiation? [duplicate]

Black holes are basically neutron stars with such a gravitational force that even light cannot escape from it. But what causes it to emit Hawking radiation?
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The paradoxical nature of Hawking radiation [duplicate]

The definition of a classical black hole is when even electromagnetic radiation can not escape from it. Why then can Hawking radiation be emitted from semi-classical black holes? What is difference ...
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Is my analogy on Hawking Radiation correct? [duplicate]

I just want to make sure what I know is correct. Let me explain and if there is anything wrong (any simple detail) with what I said, please, correct me. When the particle crosses the event horizon, ...
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How do we determine the temperature of a Black Hole?

How do we determine the temperature of a Black Hole? Since we cannot see a Black Hole, which I presume, is because it absorbs light, would it not also prevent radiation from escaping, making ...
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How can the antiparticle of Hawking radiation fall into the black hole? [duplicate]

According to the theory, when quantum fluctuations occur near the event horizon, one is absorbed and the other is emitted as hawking radiation But in order to conserve the energy the fallen particle ...
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If future measurements of black hole mergers will falsify general relativity, what other theory is there ready to be adopted?

In a recent paper from scientific american: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ligo-black-hole-echoes-hint-at-general-relativity-breakdown1/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share it's said that general ...
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Can black holes really evaporate? [duplicate]

Stephen hawkings black hole evaporation theory assumes evaporation of black holes by losing mass through virtual particle radiation. As far as i know, the theory isn't based on mathematical ...
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BH evaporation vs CMB

This is not a duplicate, I am not asking about how hawking radiation works or how CMB works or whether BHs can really evaporate, or not. My quesion is about how CMB (considering space expansion's ...
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Do black holes release space through Hawking Radiation? [closed]

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 ...