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RE: Going Into A Black Hole.

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Posted by Michael Wright on September 19, 2000 00:37:17 UTC

You said that time slows down for you as you approach the black hole`s event horizon. I dunno if that`s true, because every astronomy textbook I have seen says that from your frame of reference, time flows normally, but from the frame of reference of an observer, you would appear to slow down. For you who are entering the black hole, time would flow normally, even after you have been stretched and compressed until you die. Remember, time is relative, and can be shaped like space can.
It is related to that old twins problem. If one twin went into a rocket and traveled at the speed of light for 10 years (relative to the rocket going at the speed of light), the twin on earth would be old and gray while only 10 years passed for the twin in the rocket.

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