Back to Home

Blackholes Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Blackholes I | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Re: Blackholes

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics
Posted by Bruce Jensen on April 15, 1997 17:20:57 UTC

: Okay I understand how black holes are made but does anyone have an idea of what it's like on the inside.......Something to think about huh?

: Black holes aren't really "holes" and don't really have an "inside." More accurately, they are bodies of such great density and gravity and so little energy that they gravitationally pull in even photons (visible light), thereby theoretically appearing as a light "void" in space (although the light from distant stars may bend around it, giving the impression that no such void exists). The edge of the void is real, however, and is called the event horizon (a sphere of "no return" if yu will), beyond which one cannot see or detect anything at all, because all matter and energy is attracted inward toward the singularity beyond that sphere. Inside the evnt horizon? Pretty normal, except the gravitational gradient at some point would rip you to shreds and paste you against the outer surface of the singularity. Not fun.

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2024 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins