Stephen Hawking’s Voice Has Been Beamed Into A Black Hole

Stephen Hawking’s voice has been beamed into a black hole after the incarceration of his ashes at Westminster Abbey in London.

The message is recorded by a British physicist, which is set to music by Greek composer Vangelis and speaks about the significance of peace and hope.

It was sent by the European Space Agency in the direction of the closest black hole, 1A 0620-00, which lies in a binary system with a moderately ordinary orange dwarf star, his daughter Lucy Hawking said in a statement.

“It is a message of peace and hope, about unity and the need for us to live together in harmony on this planet,” she said.

“This is a beautiful and symbolic gesture that creates a link between our father’s presence on this planet, his wish to go into space and his explorations of the universe in his mind.”

The scientist, who died in March aged 76 after an existence spent for the purpose of understanding the origins of the universe and mysteries of black holes, suffered from motor neurone disease which forced him to use an electronic voice synthesiser.

His ashes were buried between major British scientific figures Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at the abbey, a 1,000-year-old location made famous worldwide for generations of royal coronations, weddings and funerals.

Burial inside the abbey is an infrequently bestowed honour: the most latest burials of scientists there were those of Ernest Rutherford, a pioneer of nuclear physics, in 1937, and of Joseph John Thomson, who discovered electrons, in 1940.

Members of the public from over 100 countries, selected by a ballot, joined friends and family for the service which included a reading from actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a 2004 BBC film, and astronaut Tim Peake.

A memorial stone will be placed atop the spot where he will be buried in Scientists’ Corner with the inscription: “Here lies what was mortal of Stephen Hawking 1942 – 2018.”

It is also inscribed with one of Hawking’s famous black hole equations, hovering over a series of rings.

The professor died at his home in Cambridge on 14 March, aged 76.

He rebelled against all the odds after he was detected with a rare form of motor neurone disease aged just 22 and given just a few years to live.

The illness left him wheelchair-bound and dependant on a computerised voice system for communication.

Hawking went on to become a towering figure in the world of physics, a bestselling author with his book A Brief History Of Time and a TV celebrity, as well as a father of three.

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