10 Eerie Theories On What Happens Inside A Black Hole

Black holes are mysterious bodies that defy the laws of physics as we know it. We can barely grasp the concept of one. We don’t know for certain what exactly black holes exactly are of what they do. It’s impossible to know.

However, what we can do is observe black holes and then theorize on what they’re capable of. Henceforth comes the inevitable question: What would happen if someone jumped into a black hole? Well, here are 10 of the most eerie theories on what would happen if you entered a black hole.

Cloning

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The black hole information paradox is an enigma that has eluded physicists for centuries now. It has been the trigger for endless debates on what actually happens once you enter a black hole. To fully understand the paradox, we’re going to need the help of your friend, Lucy. Lucy decided to back out at the last second and is currently watching you from afar as you enter a black hole alone. As you proceed closer, she sees you slowly get stretched until you eventually evaporate into a crisp. Lucy now thinks you’re dead and is glad that she didn’t listen to you.

But, wait . . . that’s not how the story ends. You’re actually still alive and well, and you’re venturing endlessly through the black hole. What actually happens to you next doesn’t concern us at this point. What is really intriguing, though, is the fact that you’re still alive, even though Lucy just saw you die.

This is the black hole information paradox. It isn’t an illusion, and neither you nor Lucy have lost your minds. It just simply is. The laws of physics dictate that you’re both dead outside the black hole and alive within it. Some physicists have theorized that there isn’t a paradox at all, as both realities cannot be observed at the same time. Others have nominated cloning (that two realities of you exist) as the solution to this paradox, even though it defies quantum mechanics laws pertaining to conservation of information.

In the end, there is no certain answer to this paradox (yet). Perhaps thousands of years from now, we’ll understand what really goes on. However, we do know for certain that you shouldn’t take Lucy with you on trips anymore.

Spaghettification

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It’s theorized that once you enter the event horizon of a black hole, you would start to experience tidal forces from the massive gravity. As you’re falling through the black hole, the force applied to you, compared to the cohesiveness of your body, would cause you to be ripped into pieces.

Moreover, if you decided to boldly jump in head first into a black hole, your head would be pulled so far apart from your feet, that you would start to look like spaghetti. The idea is that the difference in acceleration due to gravity between your head and feet is so tremendous at that point that you would be stretched and shaped that resembles spaghetti. Thus, physicists have coined the process as spaghettification.

Distortion Of Light, Space, And Time

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The first thing anyone would notice upon entering the event horizon of a black hole is how different light, space, and time are. Once you get inside, the laws of physics as we know it cease to exists, and new laws are put into place.

The infinite amount of gravity that is produced from the singularity at the center of the black hole is capable of warping space, altering time, and disfiguring light. Because of this, your perception of what is going on would be tremendously compared to how you viewed things before you transitioned through the event horizon. Of course, this will only last until you’re engulfed in the lonesome darkness and are no longer able to perceive anything

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