Are black holes indestructible? Explore the theory of Hawking radiation, a process that could lead a black hole to gradually lose mass and evaporate.
Black holes are among the most destructive objects in the universe. Anything that gets too close to a black hole, be it an asteroid, planet, or star, risks being torn apart by its extreme gravitational field. By some accounts, the universe may eventually consist entirely of black holes. But is there any way to destroy a black hole? Fabio Pacucci digs into the possibility.
Lesson by Fabio Pacucci, directed by Provincia Studio.
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