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re: Re: starship-design: Zero Point Energy

> > One idea I heard was that virtual partical ALMOST always ae reabsorbed,
> but 
> > sometimes they separte out which can cause new mass creation in the
> universe. 
> > Maybe we can artificially up the odds to get the fuel we want.
> > 
> > Kelly
> > 
> Is this separation you mention the same as what happens with Hawking
> radiation? A virtual particle pair pops into existence very close to the
> event horizon of a black hole. One of the particles escapes and the other
> doesn't, thereby contributing negative energy to the black hole.

I have read this in the book of S. Hawking "A brief story of time".

Paolo Franchini