Does Hawking Radiation Exist?
Is it possible that Hawking Radiation does not exist?
Hawing Radiation from a black hole is supposed to happen when the event horizon separates a pair of virtual particles. One falls into the black hole but the other escapes and appears as radiation.
Current theories assume space is a continuum, meaning the position of the event horizon can be specified with infinite accuracy. Suppose this was not the case. Suppose the event horizon was fuzzy. Simply not enough resolution to separate a virtual pair of particles. Then there would be no Hawking radiation.
And let's not forget, Hawking Radiation has never been experimentally verified.
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