Scientists have managed to simulate their own black hole in their lab and watched it start to glow.
The event horizon of a black hole was created by a team of physicists from the University of Amsterdam, who used a chain of atoms in a single file to gain more insight into the behavior of a black hole.
Its creation managed to prove Stephen Hawking’s 1974 theory, where the black hole emitted a rare form of radiation.
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They studied the properties of Hawking radiation by creating an analog of a black hole in the lab. According to Science alertHawking radiation happens when “particles are born from perturbations in the quantum fluctuations caused by the breakup of the black hole in spacetime.”
The fact that the radiation itself shows a glow is a strange anomaly in space, since the event horizon of a black hole should be where neither light nor matter can get out.
We all learn about the power of a black hole in science class – and how we all inevitably get sucked in by it.
This is possible due to the density within a certain range of the center, so even attempting to travel beyond the speed of light (or any speed in the universe for that matter) wouldn’t make it inevitable.
An image of a star field in deep space with a black holeiStockPhoto by Getty Images
The mock black hole event also caused a rise in temperature that matched theoretical expectations of an equivalent black hole system, but only when part of the tether extended beyond the event horizon, Science alert reported.
As a result, it is believed that this entanglement of particles extending across the event horizon may play a large role in the generation of Hawking radiation.
Under simulations that began mimicking spacetime considered “flat,” scientists say the radiation was only thermal for a certain range of “hop amplitudes.”
So there may be certain situations where Hawking radiation can be thermally emitted – and that can only be the case where gravity causes a change in the curvature of space-time.
“This may open a location for exploring fundamental quantum mechanical aspects beyond gravity and warped spacetimes in different condensed matter conditions,” the scientists wrote in their paper published by Physical assessment examination.
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