Scientists have managed to simulate their own black hole in their lab and have witnessed how it began to glow.
The event horizon of a black hole was created by a team of physicists at the University of Amsterdam who used a chain of atoms in a single file to better understand the behavior of a black hole.
Its creation succeeded in proving Stephen Hawking’s 1974 theory that a black hole was emitting a rare form of radiation.
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They studied the properties of Hawking radiation by creating an analogue of a black hole in the laboratory. According to Science Alert, Hawking radiation occurs when “particles are created due to disturbances in quantum fluctuations caused by a black hole tearing apart in space-time.”
The fact that the radiation itself exhibits luminosity is a strange cosmic anomaly, since it is assumed that the event horizon of a black hole is where neither light nor matter can escape.
We’ll all learn about the power of a black hole in science class and how we’re all inevitably sucked in as a result.
This is possible due to its density within a certain range from the center, so even trying to travel faster than the speed of light (or any speed in the universe for matter) won’t make it inevitable.
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The fake black hole event also caused a temperature increase that was in line with theoretical expectations of an equivalent black hole system, but only when part of the chain went beyond the event horizon. Scientific Alert reported.
As a result, it is thought that perhaps this entanglement of particles that span the event horizon plays a large role in the generation of Hawking radiation.
In the simulation, which began with a spacetime thought to be “flat”, the scientists say the radiation was only thermal for a certain range of “hopping amplitudes”.
Thus, there may be certain situations where Hawking radiation can be emitted thermally, and this can only be when gravity causes a change in the curvature of space-time.
“This could open up a platform for studying fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics along with gravity and curved spacetime under various condensed matter conditions,” the scientists wrote in their paper, published Physical Review Study.
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