Originally posted by @vivify
Question regarding black holes:
Black holes die due to radiating energy (Hawking radiation). But how does radiation escape a the gravity of a black hole in the first place?
I'm not an expert on this so will someone please correct me if I got any detail here not exactly correct;
The answer is Hawking radiation escapes directly from near but not below the event horizon thus that explains how it is possible to escape (else if from below the event horizon then that would be impossible because no radiation can escape directly from below the event horizon! ). The theory is that each time a particle of Hawking radiation escapes directly from near the event horizon, its equivalent mass (which is unimaginably minute), and slightly confusingly I would say, is taken from the singularity of the black hole even though there is considerable distance of separation between the event horizon and the singularity. For this to work, there has to be some kind of 'communication via gravity at a distance' between around the event horizon and the singularity.