It's a fascinating concept. What a shame it can't happen in the real world.
On 7 December 2013 07:42, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Ah yes I've heard that the gravity at the event horizon can be as weak >> as you like with a suitably large hole - that you might not even realise >> you'd crossed it >> > > Yes. > > > though surely you'd get some optical effects? >> > > If you were falling back first into a Black Hole things that were behind > you would start to look as if they were ahead of you, and as you got very > close to the event horizon all the light from the entire external universe > would be coming to you from a small disk directly in front of you. When you > actually crossed the event horizon (the point of no return) the diameter of > that disk would shrink to zero and you'd be forever cutoff from the > universe you knew. If the Black Hole were large enough you could still be > alive when you crossed the event horizon, although a few seconds later > tidal forces would rip you apart through spaghettification > > > So the Michell star is effectively like a solid version of a black >> hole's event horizon. >> > > It's more than that, at the event horizon of one of Einstein's Black > Holes, even if the gravity was only 1g, you could never escape the Black > Hole and return to Earth no matter how powerful your rocket is; on the > surface of Michell's dark star even if it was a billion g you could escape > if your rocket was powerful enough (assuming a billion g didn't prove > harmful to your health). > > John K Clark > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.