It’s normal to think about unexplained things in life, and for many people, black holes are one of the topics that makes you think “what if …”.
We hear all about black holes from astronomers and scientists who have dedicated their lives to their study. Whether it’s determining what someone might sound like or photographing what a black hole looks like, it’s fascinating to understand the parts of the universe we can’t visit.
But why can’t we get closer to the black hole? What would happen if you got involved in one? According to NASA scientists, it wouldn’t be great.
One would first have to reach the “event horizon” of a black hole to experience it. At this point, there is no way to escape intense gravity, not even light can pass.
In fact, it would be so strong that if one were drawn into a black hole, they would experience a completely different perception of time and space, all with vertical traction and horizontal compression in a process known as “spaghetti.”
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Scientists use Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and the observation of black holes that tear stars to determine this most likely scenario when dealing with a black hole with a stellar mass or a black hole with a mass ten times the mass of the Sun.
Fortunately, no one has experienced and probably will not experience spaghetti because black holes are too far away for people to reach.
However, there is some evidence to suggest that supermassive black holes would provide a different experience. Unlike stellar black holes, the supermassives would take much longer to cross the horizon and be calmer.
In fact, no one is sure how confusing or violent an experience would be for a person in a supermassive black hole.
“Some people think that conventional physics is collapsing on the event horizon, and all sorts of strange things happen to you – including the fact that you may never be able to break through the event horizon.” Glenn Starkman, a physicist and astronomer at Case Western Reserve University, said so Newsweek.
Stephen Hawking even once suggested that humans could escape from a supermassive black hole with the help of stars.
But let’s hope people don’t have to worry about falling into a black hole in the near future.
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