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The black hole

2 minutes

‘If you feel you’re in a black hole, don’t give up’ – Stephen Hawking explains

‘Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted,’ or so argues Stephen Hawking. In this short animation featuring audio extracts from his 2016 BBC Reith Lecture, the British physicist details how the so-called ‘Hawking radiation’ he believes to be emitted by black holes might by the result of one half of a pair of quantum particles escaping a black hole’s clutches, perhaps to enter ‘another universe’.

Video by BBC Radio 4

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