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(WLNS) - Some argue it's a fundamental problem to how we understand the universe.

The question of what happens to things when they approach black holes in the galaxy has had people coming up with theories for years.

6 News Nick Perreault sat down with an MSU professor who says he found the answer.

It's a question that's puzzled scientists and even Stephen Hawking for decades.

"As far as I was concerned with that the proof was finished."

The answer to Stephen Hawking's black hole theory was solved by Michigan State's own Dr. Chris Adami.

"The theory that Stephen Hawking established almost 40 years ago was that black holes in a sense gobble up information, that is big problem from a fundamental point of view because the laws of physics shouldn't permit this," said Dr. Adami.


"There was a fundamental process that allows black holes to actually make copies of information before they are being gobbled up."

A discovery that Dr. Adami says isn't a matter of him being right or Hawking wrong.

"Plugging this hole in a sense, in that theory, Stephen should be very happy because what it shows is that his fundamental framework was correct."


"Saying thank you Chris, because his work in 1975 was really fundamental. It has started people thinking in areas that they hadn't thought about before," said Dr. Adami.



Now only time will tell if Mr. Hawking can find the answer to Dr. Adami's question.

Despite the results published in a British journal, Dr. Adami says the real success would be hearing from Mr. Hawking himself.

But 10 years of scribbling notes and using mathmatical tools by this astronomy and physics professor led to the answer.

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