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What Happens Inside a Black Hole?

By April 2, 2009

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Physicists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have created a computer simulation that predicts how it would "look" for someone to fall into a black hole (assuming, of course, that they are not ripped apart by the intense gravitational pull). A video on the New Scientist website shows a rendition of the image, as the falling observer sees space swallowed up by the massive gravity of the black hole.

The hope is that this analysis would result in a greater understanding of how matter and energy behave inside of a black hole, a problem that's at the heart of understanding how quantum physics and general relativity interact. One major question about black holes has been whether the quantum information that falls into them is lost, or whether the information is retained in some format. (Quantum physics dictates that information can never be lost.)

One curious prediction of the simulation is that the distortion of space itself would make it impossible for humans to actually perceive distances, because our binocular vision (using two eyes to triangulate distances) would no longer do the trick. Instead, beings with three eyes would, in principle, be able to compensate for the distorted distances.

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April 6, 2009 at 7:14 pm
(1) Dennis Regan says:

Curioser and Curioser! Too bad those experimenting with this deep inner trip wouldn’t be able to report their dazzling findings. Their radio waves would take forever to reach those waiting for word by the receivers. I think too that there would be a lot of garble anyway. The dense gravity I’m sure, would tighten-up their lungs and vocal chords. Why not use sign language as they begin their slide. They could assign one volunteer to record the journey with a movie camera. I’d love to see them come out the other end, but, best I skip this one.

April 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm
(2) Ken Koskinen says:

Hi Dennis & other readers,

What we say happens when one falls into a black hole (which means passing through its event horizon) depends on the theory one uses i.e. general relativity, quantum mechanics, Hawking’s, Susskind’s etc. There are differences and unfortunately we currently can’t do any direct experiments. One thing that is agreed upon is that once inside the event horizon light and all electromagnetic radiation can not escape. Therefore any message via radio waves couldn’t even exit the black hole.

If you sent messages before entering the boundary lights speed remains the same as else where in the universe. Here the principles of general relativity rule. The closer you are to the black hole the more space/time is curved but the messages wouldn’t take forever to reach outside receivers. However the light would under go gravitational red shifting and the signal and information (without boasting) may be too weak for the receivers to detect. It is similar to the case of human vision. Our eyes can’t detect infra red for example since it is too red shifted. To our eyes it is as if nothing is there. Whether a discern able signal could reach receivers at greater distances away from a black hole depends much on how close the sender is from the black hole. There comes a point when all efforts to send messages are futile.

Ken

April 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm
(3) Dennis Regan says:

To Ken etal
Took seven days for my response, sorry! I was checking out a local black hole. Thank god I wore rubber boots.
My initial story was obviously comical (although as dark as that within the hole). I’ve never seen a radio wave, if you have, great. Tell me about it!
What is beyond the entrance to this steep slide could twist the mind of even Einstein! It’s a shame that if ever, it will take time, time, time to get any evidence that can be susbtantiated. Some day we may look in, but we will never look out!

April 15, 2009 at 12:51 am
(4) Ken Koskinen says:

Well Dennis I’m surprised that this should bother an admitted, experienced and rubber booted black hole jumper like you!

I think there is reason to hope for more than just a completely theoretical understanding of black holes. Scientists have detected an x-ray energy forming a spherical pattern some distant out but still around the center of the Milk Way. It looks like electron/positron annihilation but no one can figure out where the positrons could be coming from. Perhaps this mysterious radiation may have a connection to the galaxy’s central black hole? If so we would have some physical results that could lead to increasing our understanding of BHs.

There is also the theoretical micro BHs which are sometimes called primordial BHs. These tiny entities should be radiated rapidly in Hawking Radiation and should theoretically end by exploding. Alas none have been detected. What if someone could show they can’t exist? It would also chip away at the darkness that hides BH nature.

Speaking of explosions. What if stellar BHs and even monster galactic ones are found to explode? This would be very much unexpected. What if we could discover the dynamics and conditions that led to such outcomes? Maybe it would remove another layer of the veil.

Here is one more possibility. What if BHs radiate some unknown particles that when and if discovered it could also lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of space/time, matter and forces.

Well … I think trying to understand BHs could help us in discovering the missing Theory of Everything (TOE). I would love to be even a minor a player in that hunt!

Check out Andrew’s column for more details on TOE. And by the way … no one will ever “see” radio waves but they still exist! Ha … Ha!

Ken

April 29, 2009 at 2:17 am
(5) Doxya Yagami says:

I am so curious about this subject, it makes me wanna tear my hair out. The question that kills me is “What happens inside a black hole?” but no one knows what would happen. THAT SUCKS. I want to know. We may never know either. If you don’t die inside a black hole, I’d say you get sucked into a completely white room just floating there for a week till you die.

April 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm
(6) ronsomers says:

Are we discussing something that is just theoretical? That would present us all with a topic that actually has no real premise, at least nothing based upon fact.
I am constantly amazed that people go into conversations about something that hasn’t been proven to exist. I like a good black hole story as well as the next guy, but should we really take a conversation, seriously, about whether or not intelligence disappears or not in something that may or may not exist.
As with my previous posts, I would like to recall that if information cannot disappear in a black hole (holes that can’t be proven to exist), because it will go against the First Law then let’s change the First Law so that we CAN be created. Then information can also be destroyed as Steven Hawkins claimed.

May 18, 2009 at 3:42 am
(7) Matthew says:

If you put your arm inside a black hole, you’ll notice that you can no more feel your hand and everything beyond the event horizon. Scary Huh? :-)

May 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm
(8) Mike Barden says:

Here’s my take on Black Holes:

Particles coalesing into a single point, a single particle, devoid of motion, devoid of time.

June 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm
(9) sameul mcmaenin says:

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August 27, 2009 at 1:21 am
(10) Tom Garosshen says:

I don’t see why a black hole could not have quantum levels like electrons do around an atom, that keep the matter/energy from collasping into a singlarity. Although, they would be very very small and amazingly dense! The other unexplored possibility is that the matter/energy gets stuffed into the very “small” extra dimensions such as predicted by string theory.

Tom Garosshen

September 9, 2009 at 8:53 am
(11) Max says:

OK why is there an event horizon? If there is a singularity-with an infinite gravity, then it would not get weaker as the distance from the singularity increased… The whole universe would surely be sucked into it in an instance?
Also it is supposed that – even though a black hole has infinite mass – it is completely empty, wtf??
Can anyone shed some light?

December 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm
(12) Buggy says:

Simply stated, our known and ever expanding universe is simply the product of a super or hyper nova — black hole resulting. Basically speaking, our universe came into existence at the point of a giant star’s collapse (our beloved big bang), in another yet unknown universe or sphere. Here you have your answer; we already exist inside an ever-expanding black hole, or universe, inside out if you will.

Though there is no true empirical evidence to support such a claim, it is true nonetheless. In this black hole universe in which we exist, we cannot escape and nothing esle can penetrate.

We observe the formation of blackholes. Our galaxies contain blackholes at their very cores. They are markers for other universes, other parallels and existences in space and time. Think a proverbial neighborhood where all the houses exist, but without windows or doors. They are continually created on an almost infinite scale.

Open your minds. There are worlds beyond worlds beyond worlds beyond worlds, in at least ten possible dimensions of space and time. We haven’t even yet hinted at a scratch on the surface, nor merely a wisp of a breath could touch.

December 13, 2009 at 8:20 am
(13) salman riaz says:

black hole can be constructive or can be destructive.its depend upon the type of black hole.we have seen the images when something enters the gravity of blackhole it destroys but it may be possible that blackhole is aconnect to another space and any subatance enters in it may reach to some other placethat we dont know.i live in lahore,pakistan and i ensure you that i can be very helpful to nasa authorities.my residence number is 0425071121.adress.lytton road lahore,pakistan

December 27, 2009 at 1:40 am
(14) Blind Archer says:

@12.

While there is a nice sentiment to your post, your information is wildly inaccurate. The proportion of the what we know about the universe versus what we don’t know greatly favors what we don’t know. That doesn’t mean there are things we know for sure, though!

First of all, the Big Bang is still a theory that is NOT proven. Yes, there are strong indicators that suggest it. However, those that analyze things for a living know that causal relationships are not established just because something seems to “make sense,” or even because there are indicators! The truths uncovered by analysis are counter-intuitive as often as they are intuitive. Ultimately, we DO NOT KNOW if the Big Bang theory is accurate.

At any rate, if the theory is true, the Bang (which was NOT an explosion by the way) would have been caused by a perturbation of a singularity. Not any sort of nova: super, hyper, or Chevrolet.

We cannot escape and nothing can penetrate our universe? Hmm. Currently we can’t prove anything like this. We don’t know nearly enough about singularities to say what happens inside of one. Even the most educated guess is nothing but speculation. If you believe otherwise, show me the math and observational data that supports it. So, does the singularity rip a hole into another universe? Or, is it simply our spacetime being distorted an infinite amount? Is our spacetime able to distort an infinite amount? For that matter (no pun intended) define infinity, without mathematical terms, in a way that can be understood, logically defended, and that allows us to truly comprehend the magnitude of what it really means. Good luck with that.

We have never observed the formation of a black hole of any type. Our descriptions of formation are all based on the ones we can “observe,” what we know about stars, and math. I quote “observe” because we can only observe them indirectly (from gravitation lensing, radiation jets, effect on other masses, etc). We’ve never actually directly seen one. Also, what we know mostly relates to stellar-mass black holes. We know painfully little about the formation of their super-massive brothers.

“There are worlds beyond worlds beyond worlds beyond worlds, in at least ten possible dimensions of space and time. ” Well, maybe. If M-Theory ever gets completed and is somehow proven correct, we would be looking at 11 total dimensions. The problem with all String theories (including M-Theory) is that there is no way to acquire observational proof. String theory is currently pure mathematics. And with that comes the potential for artifacts that wreak all kinds of holy havoc. As a person who holds a math degree, I’ll leave you with this thought: Never, EVER, rely solely on math to prove anything. It can, and likely will, fail you at some point. It is far from perfect.

January 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm
(15) Mark says:

I was wondering if one atom of an entangled pair of atoms entered a BH, could we understand what happens inside the BH from the atom outside of the black hole?

January 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm
(16) Blind Archer says:

Mark,

Not as far as we know. I’m not a physicist but the way I understand it, we can’t (or best case, don’t know how yet) to get any useful information from entangled particles. Also, we are working under the assumption that relativistic laws break down inside the singularity. We don’t have a system of mathematics that can model 1) what goes on inside the hole, and 2) can rectify what goes on inside with what goes on outside. Hell, we can’t figure out half of what goes on outside as things stand now. :-)

Still. Your idea is quite intriguing. It’s just that the ability to execute it is likely a very long way off in the future.

January 4, 2010 at 3:22 am
(17) Mark says:

The way that particles can be entangled such that information is transmitted virtually instantaneously has fascinated me for years now. But the consquences of one of an entangled pair of particles being anhialited due to the nature of how a point of infinite mass and gravitation pull affects space-time (i.e. a BH) are not something I have been able to accept. Since the means of faster than light communication between the particle pair is not influenced by gravity – then the reaction of the particle to its pair being anhialited is difficult to imagine. Could it simply vanish from existance? Could a replacement paired particle suddenly materialize from nothing? It seems to me that the very concept of a singularity could never be real and that a BH must be a consquence of some something else?

January 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm
(18) Blind Archer says:

It’s definitely tough stuff to wrap one’s mind around. In math, infinnity just simply “is” and you deal with it. But, the (practical? lol) application if infinity is just so incomprehensible. I personally don’t think we will ever be able to really understand the implications of it. Maybe because our flesh is finite. Who knows?

Entanglement is freaking bizarre. I’m fascinated by it, too. If you haven’t already, check out what Michio Kaku has to say about it.

February 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm
(19) bob says:

Just some links i’ve made while watching a docu about blackholes.

A blackhole (singularity) sucks up space the universe is expanding

The universe is expanding More space

Something about blackholes gives infinity the universe is infinite

That’s it for the docu.. now my own links

The universe started at a singularity (big bang)
A blackhole (singularity) sucks up space

The universe is expanding
A blackhole (singularity) sucks up space

So what’s inside a singularity is just like our universe maybe?

I donno.. i can’t explain it:P .. pls comment

March 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm
(20) Conner says:

I think one of the most interesting questions and one that may solve the end result of a singularity which is currently infinity and to a theoretical physicist does not fit inside the current box of human thought, is what happens to a black hole after it has consumed more mass than it is able to contain? Or is it able to contain infinite mass? Because physics also states the matter cannot be destroyed it can only change form.

April 1, 2010 at 11:37 pm
(21) fraser simpson says:

blackholes are blah poo

April 3, 2010 at 2:01 am
(22) ajit says:

i believe we are ignoring something very important. We need to think out of the box.

April 9, 2010 at 11:07 am
(23) jayj says:

if light is made of photons and photons are practically weightless how in the hell does light get attracted to the black hole? and yes we do need to think outside the freaking box! this irriatates me badly!

September 17, 2010 at 12:54 am
(24) Sean says:

Here is a bit of (outside the box) thinking
Is there a space life-force flow of star dust continually collecting together and drifting apart? Are there ties between singularities, dust clouds and the formation of new stars? Are protostars, brown dwarfs, white dwarfs, red giants, super novas, black holes all just part of ebb and flow of space?

From what I gather; a star is perceived to have a life span and then either turn into a white dwarf, degenerate or super nova. From a super nova a black hole can form. What is known of a black holes life? I find the title black hole confusing to people. It is frequently thought that there is some sort of hole leading to who knows where. I view a blackhole as a dense area of mass. Black ball might be a more appropriate name. Is it possible that black holes become saturated to a point where they must ignite, starting a new star? Is a black hole behind a star dust cloud coming together?

If there were some ongoing cycle of star birth, death and rebirth How long might this have been going on? Is the big bang an incomplete view, just a duration of time within a limitless timeline?

September 18, 2010 at 6:22 am
(25) Michael says:

If you were to put your eye past the horizon of the black hole without severing the optical nerve, would you still perceive what occurs past that point or would you have just lost an eye?

I have no idea about this stuff but just a little theory =D

October 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm
(26) Fuk U says:

Im going to get a giant rope attatched to earth and i will travel to a black hole in my mini van, and guess what….you are all coming with me! Hahahahaha what a master plan! who else agrees

October 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm
(27) Fuk u says:

I love Pancakes!!!! I wish I could fill an entire black hole with PANCAKES!!!

October 12, 2010 at 3:16 am
(28) Psyisicist says:

If you get sucked into a black hole you die, no question. You get compressed and your body will just break up into individual atoms or something of that nature. You become part of the black hole. Same if you get sucked into a star except with a star you burn as well.

November 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm
(29) Akil says:

Black Holes, Infinity, time and space and all these concepts, are the mysteries, that will never be answered by Science, there what Divine secrets comes, the Super Power God who has created us knows the secret, we as humans, are just unveiling the truth, up to our best extent.

February 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm
(30) Sofia says:

I AGREE WITH BOB! :D I THINK WHAT HE SAYS IS TRUE!

February 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm
(31) Ravyn Todd says:

ok, i have a question that wasn’t explained. I get how a blackhole forms, but how do we know what happens inside of a black hole, how do we know it has a gravitational force instead of working like a vacuum, and what happens to the things pulled into a blackhole? i can not find this information without gettin contradictions in each report i have read yet, so i was hoping you can tell me without contradicting yourself like so many other people i asked have. thanks bunches!!!

February 22, 2011 at 5:03 am
(32) Dharit says:

Well whenever an object falls into the the black hole the information is not lost. According to stephen hawkiing once said that an object once fallen into the black hole can be treated as deleted from our universe eg.file deleted from the recycling bin in the computer. But lenanord susskind said that physics says that everything has a trace so all we just need is to track it. It is said that the lost information is stored scattered on the event horizon nd at the end of the cosmological universe in the form of two dimension. It is known as the holographic principal.

March 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm
(33) helloimdaniel says:

hello i have a question

March 5, 2011 at 2:26 am
(34) meera says:

What if a shooting star like MIRA get collide with blackhole.

March 9, 2011 at 1:34 am
(35) Brooke says:

Well black holes are the rements of stars that have collapsed on themselves with an infinate density… Energy is niether created nor destroyed… If you were to be sucked into a black hole most likily in my opinion you would break down to an atom state and your energy trapped in the black hole… Nothing escapes a black hole NOTHING!!! The event horizon is the point at which you are sucked into the black hole otherwise you just orbit it… If by some miracle or feat of nature you were to enter a black hole and live you would not age. Yes there is mathmatical proof that a black hole could lead you unto different dimensions but its just probablity… There is another hypothesis i have heard about to where it compares a black hole to a bottomless pit to where you do not age and fall for eternity with the possibilty of escaping into another dimension but in my opinion highly unlikily… Personally me i find black holes one of those things that we will never truely understand

March 17, 2011 at 3:07 am
(36) gabriel123456 says:

i think when you get sucked in a black hole you will go to a world that is full of darkness and stay there until you die

March 25, 2011 at 6:16 am
(37) kevin says:

i say when you go into a black hole with the amount of gravity pulling down on you your whole body will be ripped apart into matters, but it will happen in such small time, that the mystery in the black whole will put your body back in one at the other end. the other end is another civilization. just like the one we live in. in there space and time they also see the black hole, and in our space and time we also see the black hole. but no one knows what is at the end of each.

this is my theory that at the beginning and the end of black holes. there are different civilization. that just wasn’t meant for our eyes to see just yet.

only ones soul can enter into such places. because a soul gathers only light.

March 29, 2011 at 9:35 am
(38) lolhi says:

lol lololololololol

April 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm
(39) Ravyn Todd says:

thankyou so much for answering me! you all are a big help and that other question asked really helped me to understand this better! thanks to you all! :D

July 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm
(40) sital says:

i love black holes my dad studys them and i am a rich girl ha ha :)

August 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm
(41) Brandon says:

If the Big Bang theory is correct, I’d say that our galaxy (if not universe) is still open. But my question is, how long to black holes last?

If it lasts on size, then the black hole is probably open, being that it is such a large hole. Would it eventually swallow itself?

If it lasts as long as it has something to swallow (space), what happens when it runs out of space? And where does the space go? Again, would it eventually have to swallow itself? If it swallows itself, will the vacuum continue? Will it close the hole off?

If the hole is closed off, is there another way to enter?

If there is another way to enter and that entrance is closed, will we THEN be closed off?

What happens when there’s a black hole inside of what the Big Bang Hole sucked up?

If the Big Bang Hole is still active when another black hole starts, will the big bang hole combine with the black hole within itself?

If it sucks up a bigger black hole, what happens to the contents of the bigger black hole? Will the smaller black hole be able to hold it? What happens if it can’t? Will the smaller black hole’s vaccuum get jammed and explode? If it explodes, what will happen?

September 15, 2011 at 8:58 am
(42) openoceans says:

What’s to say that the blackhole doesn’t have an exit in order to release the energy consumed? How is ti possible to infinitely compress energy? It has to have a release. There must be an exit that we are unable to determine for the moment. No?

September 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm
(43) StonerFromOhio says:

Hey…Im just a stoner but here’s how I think it works.

1…Star blows up and creats black hole.
2…Black holes gravity compresses all matter into Dark Matter.
3…Dark Matter contains the building blocks of life and cycle is repeted.

November 9, 2011 at 10:41 am
(44) Chandra Rippe says:

I’m only a junior in high school but I have a theory. Although flies technically only have two eyes, they have thousands of angles at which their eyes can see. So if there was a way to make a camera with the eyes of a fly would that suffice to observe the distorted distances? Okay so it was more of a question, but it’s still an interesting thought right?

November 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm
(45) kayla :) says:

No one is answering the question “what happens inside a black hole” omg!!!! I want to scream…. AHHHH well this was interesting

xoxo

November 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm
(46) olly says:

I think Connor has asked the right question. Black holes consume all, and aggregate with other black holes. The end of our universe is when most or all of the matter in the universe is concentrated in the big black hole. At this point gravity could convert all the contained matter into energy a la e=mc2 in a timless instant. This pure energy unlike all other forms of emitted energy only exists at this timless instant, and having no mass, is released from the constraints of gravity. The big black hole is replaced with the big bang, and it all starts again. Another Kalpa with a new space time growing from the condensation of the pure energy into material particles as it becomes a new universe…..Olly.

December 1, 2011 at 10:10 am
(47) sujith says:

if all this are true then black hole which has alien life would result in universe as we live in

December 6, 2011 at 8:43 am
(48) Jay says:

A blackhole weight = a specific formula that enables the amount the black hole can carry. As Nuton once said what goes up must come down. Well with a blackhole what goes in must come out.
A blackhole is like a blender, It breaks everything up into smaller bits and pieces, these pieces are then spit out to the edge of space, these pieces are as big as atoms, then these atoms form together over a period of time to form substance/ elements, LIFE.
Also imagine a blackhole as the engine to out universe. Without any force to put any thing into motion our solar system, galaxy, universe would stay still. If that was to happen there would be no gravity or even bigger there would be no such thing a time.
Forget trying to accomplish absolute zero to stop time. absolute zero can not exist due to the the existence of blackholes.
A blackhole is more than just a vacume effect if affects time and temp. Time affects speed and temp affects mass im keeping it generic. If you reduce the mass of light, light would essentially move slower. Unless the light is being sucked (vacume affect) Broken down (mass effect) and reanimated into a new substance on the other side. sorry cutting it short. But thats my theory

December 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm
(49) Tom says:

If black holes are stars that have collapsed on themselves.. How do they have infinite density? Would not the star from which it came have a very specific density? And how can something that used to be finite such as a star.. Suddenly become infinite? That is assuming that matter cannot be created or destroyed.

December 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm
(50) physics says:

Black holes don’t have infinite density, just a very high density. The mass of the star collapses into a smaller area, causing the density to increase dramatically.

December 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm
(51) mark says:

A couple of comments based on my own reading. A black hole forms when the gravitational contraction overpowers all forces keeping massive particles separate in space (Pauli exclusion principle for electrons, something like that for neutrons). The BH horizon is the radius inside of which light and all other forms of mass and energy can no longer escape (more or less the same as escape velocity for rockets leaving earth, at some point even light speed is not fast enough, although specific calculations are more complicated than that). Inside the horizon, no one knows what actually happens. People seem to assume that the matter (and energy) continue to contract, achieving a central singularity which if of zero dimension would indeed have infinite density. However my guess is that that probably does not happen. Quantum theory suggests the smallest possible physical dimension is about 10(-35) centimeters, at which point space itself becomes some kind of foam. This is one thing that a mathematically consistent theory of quantum gravity should resolve. A semi-QG theory by Hawking suggests that black holes would slowly “leak”, radiating out into the universe and eventually disappearing. So in the very far distant future, BHs would be gone as well, and the universe would indeed reach the heat death conclusion, a bunch of low energy photons zipping around not able to do anything interesting – that’s if the universe does not recollapse, and supposedly there is not enough mass and energy for recollapse to happen. So it’s gonna be a boring future infinity unfortunately.

One last thing, some physicists have written about what would happen if quantum entangled systems interacted with BHs or other extreme relativistic environments. Again my take is that no one is really sure, and a QG theory has to deal with the measurement paradox in a relativisic context.

My two cents!

December 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm
(52) Yo says:

Maybe by infinite density it means black holes can hold a infinite amount of matter.

February 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm
(53) Stephen Sulkey says:

Okay, a popular notion is inside a black hole is matter of infinite density. Not really, inside a black hole is nothing but gravity. The actually matter is crushed out of existence into a single mathematical point (hence sigularity) which has no dimensions. The matter is basically just converted into it gravitational force. Okay, but now let’s think about the big bang. You hear again about the explosion of a glob of incredibly dense matter. No, it was the expansion of space/time for again a single matermatical point. Sound familiar. The key is in the unified field theory, the connection between space/time, electromagnatism, the strong and week atomic forces and GRAVITY, the key. Reverse the polarity of gravity and a black hole is a big bang, or a reserves black whole. Since all our matematics break down in a black hole we don’t know what is going on in these sigularites. Perhaps there is some kind of critical mass to a super massive black hole; who knows. But I don’t think we are living in a black hole but our universe may be the result of one from the last universe. Talk about the untimate recycling program!

March 5, 2012 at 8:08 am
(54) Nate d says:

well if you think about it there’s 1 thing that can stand a blackhole… Energy can NOT be created or DESTROYED

March 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm
(55) ravyn says:

if there it the law of energy then light would be able to pass through the black hole

March 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm
(56) ken says:

What if when a star collapses the event is so catastrophic that it tears a small hole in our universe? This tear is like a hole in a large swimming pool, water will be attracted to this hole and there is nothing that can stop it. If our universe is like a pool then matter and everything in it is ‘water’ that is escaping through this ‘hole’. The other side of this hole is another universe that will form.

May 8, 2012 at 8:16 am
(57) lololol says:

see, black holes have an incredibly strong gravitational pull, that light is pulled into it, and nothing we know of is faster than light, so time and space can possibly be pulled into it as well. i believe NASA has already sent a drone into a black hole, yes, you cant see what happens in a BLACK hole, but what if it uses an infrared camera? due to the radioactivity in the black hole, which of course, spins so fast it generates it’s own energy which powers the blackhole and also wormholes, we can slightly see whats going on. and by this test, it has been observed, that in the middle of the black hole, *drum roll* time freezes, then the intense gravitational pull slowly crushes you, rather than tearing you apart like a space tornado. oh and ken, a star is simply a dust mould from the big bang. your theory may well be right, but a black hole doesnt have that much gravity, although the black hole in the center of the universe may have that, but the next part is wrong. black holes crush you rather than taking you to an alternate universe, thats what wormholes do, but wormholes are too weak that they can only transport you across our universe, but in the process, dismantles each of your individual particles. there is nothing inside a black hole but oblivion and suffering. the multiverse theory states the existence of billions of universes. think of the multiverse as swiss cheese heating up: the cheese continually expands ’till it melts, each hole symbolizes a universe and the cheese is dark matter, the matter that surrounds each universe. are you smarter than a 6th grader because that’s what i am and i have no concern of my age. you dont need to be 40 years old to discover the secrets of everything.

May 8, 2012 at 8:19 am
(58) looooool says:

actually, when you get sucked into black holes, you obviously get ripped apart PHYSICALLY, not mentally, so your information, maybe genetics and memory escape the black hole because that is not matter nor energy. mental you then leaves to roam the universe

June 3, 2012 at 4:32 am
(59) johny says:

Heres to all the tards that think black holes have infinite gravity and who think we have sent a probe into a black hole. Black holes do not have infinite gravity coozthey were a collapsed star, they do not have infinite gravity, nothing has infinite mass. (mass = gravity) an we havent sent a probe into a black hole, first, theyre waaay to far away, an we cant see them cooz guess what, THEYRE BLACK, no light or energy comes from it so we CANT SEE IT. I agree with stephen sulkey :-)

October 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm
(60) ricky says:

i enter a blck hole once she was 22yo

November 11, 2012 at 9:19 am
(61) Brandon says:

I think you get in to a time machine or something like that you get sucked up and go to a other planet or a other time.

December 13, 2012 at 10:12 am
(62) Jeff Bigum says:

well since God is real none of this matters, praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ AMEN

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December 16, 2012 at 5:51 am
(64) Georges Kaufman says:

question about black holes and gravity: thinking about how so much matter can be squeezed into a singularity, the answer (if I understand correctly) is that the matter just stacks upon itself down an infinitely long weird space-time well. In a sense, the last item in masks the ones below. But doesn’t this impact the gravitational heft of the black hole ? The matter at the bottom of the well, it seems, should behave gravitationally as if it is farther away from the surface that we experience. If so, the black hole should “weigh” less than the sum of what went into it, so in effect matter would appear to be lost, gravitationally speaking. And if that’s the case (long shot), does it impact the calculations of dark energy ? The assumption has been that matter is not destroyed, but what if it is being “masked” by the black hole, so that over time as more matter falls into black holes there is less gravitational energy restricting the expansion of the universe ?

January 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm
(65) rob says:

As mass enters a black hole it speeds up-time slows and mass increases soat the center time stops mass is infinate and the speed is infinate????So if it can carried or pushed an infinatly small ways past that point would it start to expand again???That would make the universe infinate or universes infinate and expanding??
Where would it come out is there a “white hole” at the center of our universe that could be the other end???If so that would open up an infiate number of questions?????(this is driving me buggy)

January 24, 2013 at 2:21 am
(66) Brendan Montgomerie says:

My two cents. I think space time is infinite.
Maybe matter is infinite in quantity, but the universe
contain a very huge percentage of nothingness.
I feel that at one time in history there may have only been space time, no matter. Space time is an entity,
and being infinite, has unreckonable power, a unconsciousness. Basically, GOD. in this
unconsciousness formed an idea or vision or dream of
a single object. This dream became reality and once
space time realized this, it immediately began
to compress this object out of existence,
which is impossible, because infinite power makes things to last, infinitely. So object compresses then bolts by heating up and squirming away from spacetimes
relentless infinite pressure and blows up!
First big bang. So then space time has to slowly
herd all the tiny particles back into a single spot
and try again. This herding and compressing is the
basis of all gravity and is why everything is a sphere,
because space time is in all directions pushing on
everything, trying to get everything in one place again
in order to try and make it disappear so that
space time can once again be all there is. Basically
a vacuum abhors a thing, and this would account for the extra gravity in the universe, without help from
theoretical dark matter. Alot more than two cents,
but I’m sure it’s not even worth that let alone the space time it takes up! ‘tanks alot folks!

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May 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm
(71) bradon says:

we cant really do much to black holes the reason they are black is due there nature that nothing escapes them this includes eletronic radio wave base telescopes what we get from scanning black holes are they’re effects on other objects of mass hence while quatium theory states that no information is every destoryed doesnt mean we can ever retreive it for we know this. That energy can’t ever be lost mearly converted into something else it is never lost *winds blows the turbines to make kinetic energy which pushes magnets and copper wires to make power when we then use to to power our tv’s pcs etc. point is its never truely displaced mearly converted to its simplise form of energy A black hole has a boundary, called the event horizon. It is where gravity is just strong enough to drag light back, and prevent it escaping. Because nothing can travel faster than light, everything else will get dragged back also.If you fall towards a black hole feet first, gravity will pull harder on your feet than your head, because they are nearer the black hole. The result is, you will be stretched out longwise, and squashed in sideways.. If the black hole has a mass of a few times our sun, you would be torn apart, and made into spaghetti, before you reached the horizon. However, if you fell into a much larger black hole, with a mass of a million times the sun, you would reach the horizon without difficulty. So, if you want to explore the inside of a black hole, choose a big one. There is a black hole of about a million solar masses, at the center of our Milky way galaxy.

May 26, 2013 at 5:19 am
(72) pallab says:

i dont have enough knowledge about the whole concept of blackhole,but i think it is a place where dimensions disappears
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