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Can you reach the center of a black hole?
“Black holes should be redefined as metastable bound states of the gravitational field,” he wrote. There would be no singularity, and while the apparent field would move inwards due to gravity, it would never reach the center and be consolidated within a dense mass.
How close could you get to a black hole?
With current technology, about 27000 light years. That is the estimated distance to the nearest black hole, and we have no where near the technology needed to get there.
Why can’t we see black holes in space?
A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying. Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes.
What should you do if you come close to a black hole?
However, as you get close, you need to keep a few things in mind. The radiation near the black hole [ONSCREEN TEXT: “Fig. 2: Be Careful!”] and time getting really weird. So, unless you have great radiation shields, [ONSCREEN TEXT: “Fig 3: Unrealistic Solutions”] just stay away.
What is a black hole and how does it form?
What is a black hole? The most common way black holes form is from stellar death, when a large star, about 8-10 times the mass of our sun or 8-10 solar masses, reaches the end of its cycle. Inside a star, gravity pulls matter closer together while the nuclear fusion of hydrogen, the star’s fuel, radiates heat and pressure and pushes outward.
What is the singularity at the center of a black hole?
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. And it doesn’t really exist. Something has to replace the singularity, but we’re not exactly sure what.