I've read some articles about Hawking radiation, The holographic principle and obviously I'm well aware of the law of conservation of energy. Is there any research up to date that points toward a possible answer? Is Hawking radiation really a thing? Is it possible for matter/anything to actually escape a black hole? The thought of that if something enters a black hole it's gone forever, seems vague to me. I don't believe it. Wouldn't it break the law of conservation of energy?