Stephen Hawking Was Right: Black Holes Can Evaporate, Weird New Study Shows

By Meredith Fore In 1974, Stephen Hawking made one of his most famous predictions: that black holes eventually evaporate entirely. According to Hawking’s theory, black holes are not perfectly “black” but instead actually emit particles. This radiation, Hawking believed, could eventually siphon enough energy and mass away from black holes to make them disappear. The theory is …