April 16, 2012

What if You Fell into a Black Hole?

Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries

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Black holes are without question some of the strangest places in the universe. So massive that they hideously deform space and time, so dense that their centers are called "points at infinity," and pitch- black because not even light can escape them, it isn't surprising that so many people wonder what it would be like to visit one.

It's not exactly a restive vacation spot, as it turns out.

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