nokgod wrote:I love this kind of stuff. Black holes fascinate me....i don't understand it all properly, but the concept of time slowing down, stopping and even reversing as you approach one always blows me away. I know it depends on whether you're an observer or the actual...well....'victim'. Also spaghettification is one of those weird and wonderful concepts. I think its as you pass the event horizon (the point at which you can't escape the black hole's gravitiational pull) your legs would be closer to the singularity than your head....so they get pulled further, faster...so in essence you get pulled into a long string of 'spaghetti'. Awesome stuff
I love the fact scientists don't understand why Newtonian physics breaks down when you get into the REALLY small scales....so they can't reconcile quantum and Newtonian physics into a unified theory of everything. I don't think we should know it all.....we'd only end up blowing up the universe
To you, at the event horizon and subject to massive gravity - lets imagine you can be suspended at the ev comfortably someway and not get crushed or asphyxiated(!), time moves at the same pace. You wouldn't notice any difference on your retro led watch so long as it can stand being in outer space. To someone watching from a great distance, with a pair of huge binoculars , you would appear to move slower and slower as you move towards the black hole because the light is taking longer and longer to reach their eyes. Because of this effect, theoretically, the observer could see both the front and the back of your head at the same time.