What happens if we get too close to a Black Hole?
The answer to this question might involve becoming a space traveler. Scientists have developed the theory that objects that are pulled into a black hole might move through a tunnel (sometimes called a worm hole) and end their journey in another spot in the universe. The trip would happen very, very quickly.
It is not possible to see a black hole. The term applies to a theoretical place in the universe that forms when a star’s mass collapses. The mass of the star compresses into such a small space nothing can exit the hole (not even light). The theory has its basis in the Theory of General Relativity (Einstein).
This phenomenon has never been observed. But scientists have predicted the existence of black holes, some using alternate theories to account for what they have observed. One of the theories is called magnetospheric eternally collapsing objects. This particular idea doesn’t use what is called the spacetime singularity that may be at the center of the black hole.
In more recent years scientists have come closer to proving that black holes were indeed tied to general relativity. They also found that once the process of collapse started there would be no way to stopping it. Modern space scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have proposed that black holes can emit radiation, even while nothing else will escape.
As far as the majority of astronomers and physicists are concerned, black holes do exist. Some scientists have even predicted that the matter collapsing into a black hole would have to appear somewhere in the universe.
Some scientists have tried to describe what our surroundings would look like if we approached a black hole. Light would be bending in curious and unusual ways due to the strong gravitational pull. In common terms, things around us would look odd and strange. This same massive collapse and pull of gravity would take us in quickly. We would have no chance to escape.
Parts of us would be smashed and other parts would be stretched. We wouldn’t look anything like the human being that approached the black hole. We would die as a result of these changes in shape. Our system would not be able to withstand the pressure and stress.
Scientists have also developed a theory that the mass and pull of black holes can vary, with some exerting more pressure and gravitational pull than others. According to this theory we might even survive our first contact with a black hole that had less mass pulled in. But we would eventually die from the action of falling into the black hole.
It is also fascinating to note that if we could survive and remain at the edge of the black hole as it formed we could experience the collapse of a star. But when we entered the black hole we would become part of what has been termed a “singularity.” In this case all would literally be one. The star’s mass, light and our body would all become part of this single entity.