On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> 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[...] 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).
> > it's a fascinating concept.


> What a shame it can't happen in the real world.

How do you figure that?

  John K Clark

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