What’s Inside a Black Hole? Past the Event Horizon

A black hole is a tremendous amount of matter crammed into a very small — in fact, zero — amount of space. The result is a powerful gravitational pull, from which not even light can escape — and, therefore, we have no information or insight as to what life is like inside.

What are black holes and how are they formed?

A black hole is a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that nothing, no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light can escape from it.

Scientists think supermassive black holes were made at the same time as the galaxy they are in. Black Holes are created by stars going supernova which is created by a star not being able to do fusion. Since Stars basically collapse into themselves all the energy is compressed into a singular location, called singularity. The singularity at the center of a black hole is the ultimate no man’s land: a place where matter is compressed down to an infinitely tiny point, and all conceptions of time and space completely break down

What is inside them?

Well the thing is we don’t know what’s inside black holes, we have no way of finding out. Because luckily they are so far away from earth it would take centuries for a spacecraft to reach them with the technology we currently have. And if you somehow do send a spacecraft or a person there they would get tarred apart before even entering it.

Thought there are few theories about what cab possibly be inside them.

  • a Black Hole is an extremely small star that is only black due to time dilation through gravity. If anyone dares to enter the event horizon without getting crushed by gravity, then they will fall into a star… which is small and most likely spinning fast while spreading gamma radiation. So the second to step on it if you havent melted due to temperature you’ll just blow up

There are so many theories about what can be inside them, but these two are most logical ones.

What would happen if you fell into a black hole?

If you were free-floating in space near a stellar-mass black hole that wasn’t feeding on anything, your only hint that it exists might be the gravitational magnification, or “lensing,” effect it could have on background stars.

But as you flew closer to this strange spot, you’d be stretched in some directions and squished in others, a process that scientists call spaghettification. This is because the black hole’s gravity compresses your body horizontally while pulling it like taffy in the vertical direction. If you jumped into the black hole feet first, the gravitational force on your toes would be much stronger than that pulling on your head. Each bit of your body would also be elongated in a slightly different direction. You would literally end up looking like a piece of spaghetti.

So, as you fell into a stellar-mass black hole, you probably wouldn’t worry much about the existential mysteries you might be able to unlock on “the other side.” You’d be as dead as spaghetti-shaped doornail hundreds of miles before you hit the singularity.

And this scenario isn’t entirely based on theory and speculation, either. Astronomers witnessed such a “tidal disruption event” back in 2014, when several space telescopes caught a star wander too close to a black hole. The star was stretched out and shredded, causing some of the material to fall beyond the event horizon, while the rest was flung back out into space.

If you have your own possible theory about black holes, feel free to leave them in the comments below, also if you like this article or site feel free to leave a like and follow!

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