• Question: What happens inside a black hole

    Asked by wendy can fix it to Sreejita, Sam, Anastasia, Adam on 21 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Adam Wootton

      Adam Wootton answered on 21 Nov 2019:


      Nobody knows! There’s a very big debate about what actually happens at the centre of a black hole. From a practical point of view, when you are caught in a black hole, you are trapped in an enormous gravitational force. Think of the force that keep you on the ground, but much, much bigger. What would happen next is very interesting:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20150525-a-black-hole-would-clone-you

    • Photo: Sam Lawrence

      Sam Lawrence answered on 22 Nov 2019:


      We are not entirely sure. What we do know is that the gravitational pull of the black hole is so strong that not even light can escape it, hence it is ‘black’. One’s thing for sure is that anything inside can never leave!

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