47 years later, Stephen Hawking’s most important idea was just proven correct

In short, since everything in the Universe can be described by a certain amount of information, and objects can’t just disappear, the total amount of information in the Universe should be constant. But if you toss a chair into a black hole, it just adds to the black hole’s mass and spin.

All the information about the color of the chair — whether it’s made of wood or steel, and whether it’s tall or short — is lost. So where did that information go?

— Read on www.inverse.com/science/stephen-hawking-radiation-information-paradox

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