There has been a study that is finding new ways that scientists can detect dark matter in black holes. Interestingly enough, dark matter actually makes up over 80% of the matter in the universe but it has never been directly seen. Stephen Hawking has come up with a theory regarding radiation where he states that at some point all of the energy and mass from a black hole will be taken away and evaporated. Researchers are hoping that the next generation of MeV gamma-ray telescopes are able to see that dark matter within the black holes.
- Dark matter actually makes up over 80% of all matter in the universe but it also has never been seen by a human directly.
- Hawking radiation is a theory that over time radiation will result in energy and mass being taken away from a black hole and being completely evaporated.
- The next generation of MeV gamma-ray telescopes are hopeful that they will be able to find dark matter in black holes by using Hawking’s radiation theory.
“The paper, authored by scientists at the University of Amsterdam and the University of California-Santa Cruz and published in Physical Review Letters, looked to narrow down the parameters PBHs would need to contain dark matter.”