The nerdiest bet there ever was

Stephen Hawking bet a colleague that the matter sucked in by a black hole is eventually lost, as the black hole disintegrates over time. John Preskill, a physicist at CalTech disagreed. As we understand physics, matter cannot be created nor destroyed. Therefore the information (matter or energy) sucked into a black hole must leak out, but no one knows how or why. Yet.

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