What Happens If You Fall into a Black Hole?
With excerpts from Janna Levin’s: Black Hole Survival Guide, we embark on a journey through the event horizon of a black hole. Janna Levin, a professor of physics and astronomy, made a huge contribution to our understanding of black holes. In his new book Black Hole Survival Guide, he takes the reader on a journey through space and towards the center of a black hole.
The ‘fall’ into the black hole involves crossing what is known as the event horizon: the edge of a black hole means the “point of no return”. In this post, our readers are approaching the event horizon. And it will certainly surpass it, but what this whole experience will lead to is unknown …
The black hole appears externally as a solid dark disk. But when you move into the inner part of the event horizon, you discover that you can still see outside. So you are not buried in darkness. The event horizon poses no obstacle to galactic glow. Light is also falling from the horizon as a harbinger of distorted images.
The black hole is dark outside but can be bright inside.
You see the universe beyond the universe through the one-way window of the horizon. While there is nothing you can do to stop the transition, you can look in the pane for these brief moments. And you can watch the universe evolve. Light flowing through the event horizon and coming from the galaxy; depicts a radically accelerated version of thousands, millions, or billions of Earth years.
The light pouring into your eyes portrays the collapse of civilizations or the glow of the paparazzi of exploding stars. When you fall, the throat of the hole narrows, bringing all the transmitted glow to a focused brilliant white. You see the light at the end of the tunnel, as in a near-death experience. It’s just a complete death experience …
If we follow the mathematics of the work to the brutal end, the general theory of relativity; He predicts that the interior of the black hole will forcefully, literally, bend space-time to form a singularity in which all paths end. A singularity can also be an interruption in space-time. The material of the original star flies into that tear and disappears from existence. The real fragmented matter behind the event horizon, irrelevant to the nature of the black hole, is also gone. It has disappeared. You inevitably fall into that singularity. This will be a challenging journey as your material spoils the environment and space-time fluctuates.
The general theory of relativity predicts that the interior of the black hole will form a single point where all paths end. When you fall into the singularity, you break badly. The part of your body closest to the singularity accelerates and stretches you much faster than the part of your body furthest from the singularity. Like a boiled spaghetti. At the same time, your general anatomy overwhelms you, forcing you to get closer to that point. Within a microsecond, you’ll be skinned, crushed, and pulverized in less time than it takes to blink.
Your organic material then breaks down and inevitably breaks down into its basic components.
As a result, your essential parts erupt and disappear into the cut in space-time. Torn does not go anywhere. Singularity, the end of space and time, the end of existence. Once something has been crushed and passed through the singularity, there is no future ahead. Death by singularity is the most important existential death (the death of your elementary particles, the departure from the reality of you, and everything that makes you… real nonexistence.).
Yet we do not need to surrender ourselves to the inevitability of these terrible singularities. Singularities should be approached with great suspicion, as they contain detrimental infinities. They are such a curse for the whole paradigm of the scientific quest for the reality that essentially all physicists suspect that general relativity ceases to be the exact physical description of gravity at such dramatic scales, the singular core is a false prophecy.
To sum up: Mathematics tells us that the physical description offered by relativity is distorted there.
General relativity cannot exactly be the whole story, as it predicts singularity. The alternative to abandoning belief in relativity is much worse: The existence of Singularities means that the physical Universe is deeply and pathologically misbehaving.
Perhaps in the black hole abyss, instead of the singularity; There is some kind of residue from all this destructive matter, a quantum residue at catastrophically high energies and curvatures at the very center of the hole. Or all the matter that created the hole and then fell into the hole; Trapped in a state of as yet unknown quantum matter, instead of all subatomic particles (the previously healthy components of a star, a matter we think we understand quite well), they are trapped until they are trillion times smaller than a hydrogen nucleus.
A black hole: it is an eerie dark, bare and empty ‘hole’.
Yet scientists say the seemingly simple “Where do we go if we fall?” they could not answer his question. The mystery of the interior of the black hole, imposed by the event horizon, gives black holes a special cultural aura that most astrophysical phenomena are not allowed.
Regardless, you would be crushed to death long before debris or a big explosion occurred. Turning the singular into something more logical will not save you. You will fall apart and fall apart, but your leftovers may be part of a larger ecosystem. If your remains are not erased from existence by singularity and your scrap can stand in the form of a quantum remnant trembling at the core of the black hole, other ‘rubble’, fragmented space junk will also be spilled with you and mixed with anyone.
As a weak hope for a possible future, you will exist forever. Or your elements will be shared with a new Universe, transformed into a massive explosion, reorganized into generations of stars, some of them transformed into a microbial life form on a new piece of land to eventually fall into another black hole.