Help me understand this please. Hawking radiation comes from the evaporation of a black hole. But a black hole has so much gravity that nothing can escape??? Does Hawking radiation come from the event horizon, before the extreme gravity that sucks in everything? If it comes from the event horizon then does it only happen in feeding black holes, not dying black holes??? Where am I confusing myself? If Hawking got the idea from his trip to Russia in 1973 how does he get to tie his name to it? The concept was not originally his was it? (edited to add ...) Hawking radiation is electromagnetic radiation of "trans-Planckian" wavelength, shorter than the Planck length???