• Do black holes just hang around forever?

    Black Holes can actually evaporate, through a process called Hawking Radiation. A Black Hole actually gives off a steady steam of particles, losing its mass. If nothing falls into the Black Hole to replace this loss, the Black Hole could actually disappear.

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The SXS project is a collaborative research effort involving multiple institutions. Our goal is the simulation of black holes and other extreme spacetimes to gain a better understanding of Relativity, and the physics of exotic objects in the distant cosmos.

The SXS project is supported by Canada Research Chairs, CFI, CIfAR, Compute Canada, Max Planck Society, NASA, NSERC, the NSF, Ontario MEDI, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, and XSEDE.

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