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Gravity Will Eventually Rip It Apart

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Posted by Astrophysicist on August 17, 1998 10:22:51 UTC

Once matter is absorbed into a black hole, it has no choice but to reach the singularity, eventually. Depending on how large the black hole, the tidal forces at work within it may not even substantially affect, say, a person falling towards the singularity until they are very near it. Smaller black holes' tidal gravity will rip you apart well before you even reach the event horizon. But in any event, tidal gravity will eventually become so intense as to rip you into tiny pieces as you fall towards the hole. Then those pieces will be shredded and crushed, and so forth. Eventually, the tidal gravity will become so intense near a black hole that the very particles of which atoms are made-protons, neutrons, and electrons-will themselves be rpiied apart and crushed. This happens to all infalling matter.

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