Ask Us Anything: What would happen if you fell into a black hole? – Popular Science

Posted: March 31, 2021 at 5:45 am

Is your head constantly spinning with outlandish, mind-burning questions? If youve ever wondered what the universe is made of, what would happen if you fell into a black hole, or even why not everyone can touch their toes, then you should be sure to listen and subscribe to Ask Us Anything, a brand new podcast from the editors of Popular Science. Ask Us Anything hitsApple,Anchor,Spotify, and everywhere else you listen to podcasts every Tuesday and Thursday. Each episode takes a deep dive into a single query we know youll want to stick around for.

This time on Ask Us Anything, we took a deep dive into a black hole. Well, not literally. In fact, if you listen to this weeks episode, youll learn that if a person somehow did find their way to the entrance of a black hole and tried to enter, scientists have a pretty good idea of what would happenand its not great.

If you somehow could survive entering a black hole, then scientists dont really know what happens to you next. They do know that youll reach something called the singularity, but thats where things get wonky. The singularity is an infinitely dense point where space and time warp and cease to exist as we know them. Physicists and mathematicians have numerous ideas for what could happen in that place, but at some point, they all seem to break the laws of math and physics. Tune in to this weeks episode of Ask Us Anything (and read the story that inspired it) to hear all these possibilities. And rest assured: The nearest black hole is roughly 1,000 light-years away.

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Ask Us Anything: What would happen if you fell into a black hole? - Popular Science

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