Hello, I don't know whether this is more appropriate forum than the astrophysics as far as the black holes are conserned... Anyway I would like to know what happens to the binding energy when a black hole eats an object? It is necessary to radiate it in order the object would not escape. However, everybody reports that nothing besides the Hawking radiation (temperature is inverse proportional to mass) escapes the black hole. Is it right to think that the added mass increases the Hawking radiation (the linear drop in temperature is compensated by the larger hole square) and the binding enerty escapes in this form?