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Re: Blackholes

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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.

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