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Terrifying Simulation Shows What It’s Like To Fall Into A Black Hole

Let’s be honest, space is creepy, but falling into a black hole would be absolutely terrifying (for a split-second anyways).

According to Redditor741, who created this black hole simulation, “The camera goes inside the black hole only when the video ends. Due to the extreme bending of space and time the black hole starts to fill up the whole view. The small sphere in the end is the light of the whole universe falling in after the camera from every direction.

As the light falls in it gains energy and due to the limited speed of light it blue shifts to infinity. Even the faintest electromagnetic sources would turn in to visible blue light and beyond. You would also see the universe go very far into the future if you could stay there.”

He then goes on to explain, “When the screen goes black the camera is inside the event horizon. Every direction now points to the center singularity. Time literally flows towards the center and there is no way out. Even if you could go faster than the speed of light there would not be anywhere else to go. What happens at the center nobody knows, safe to say the camera would brake due to extreme tidal forces.

Due to the extreme bending of time inside the black hole there might be many singularities formed by the matter falling before and after the camera has fallen in. It would probably get sandwiched between singularities and be torn to pieces.”

Black Hole Simulation

Falling Into A Black Hole:

Starting outside the event horizon of the black hole you would see a circle of complete darkness surrounded by a strangely distorted night sky bending due to the black hole’s gravity.

According to HubbleSite, “As you fall toward the black hole, you move faster and faster, accelerated by its gravity. Your feet feel a stronger gravitational pull than your head, because they are closer to the black hole. As a result, your body is stretched apart. For small black holes, this stretching is so strong that your body is completely torn apart before you reach the event horizon.”

This excellent ELI5 explanation video by Veritasium will help you understand the image of a black hole:

What Is A Black Hole?

Falling Into A Black Hole: Interactive 360 In 8K

If you thought this was creepy make sure you check out these NASA space sounds!

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