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Test of Hawking's Prediction on the Horizon With Mock 'White Hole'

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Science  07 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5868, pp. 1321
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5868.1321a

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Using an optical fiber and laser light, physicists have simulated a "white hole"--essentially a black hole working in reverse--as they report on page 1367 of this week's issue of Science. The model might soon mimic the "Hawking radiation" predicted to emanate from black holes.