A clip from a BBC documentary explaining Hawking radiation around black holes.
The Urantia Book tells us that there are several types of "dark islands" of space. Here is one that may correspond with this discovery by Stephen Hawking:
41:1.5 One Supreme Power Center of the sixth order is stationed at the exact gravity focus of each local system. In the system of Satania the assigned power center occupies a dark island of space located at the astronomic center of the system. Many of these dark islands are vast dynamos which mobilize and directionize certain space-energies, and these natural circumstances are effectively utilized by the Satania Power Center, whose living mass functions as a liaison with the higher centers, directing the streams of more materialized power to the Master Physical Controllers on the evolutionary planets of space.