What happens if you get sucked into a black hole?

1 Answer
Oct 29, 2016

Depends on your point of view.


From the perception of the person being pulled into the black hole, nothing happens at all.

Due to something called "time dilation", time slows down near a black hole. From the point of view of someone observing from a great distance the body would get immediately pulled into the hole.

Now, from the point of view of the person being sucked into the hole, time would just about stop. Meaning that that person could die from old age (assuming they had enough oxygen, water, food and protection from radiation), long before they ever got sucked into the black hole. For them time is moving so fast that they don't even appear to be pulled in at all.

I am very interested in this field but far from an expect so I would appreciate if someone who knows this better, could verify what I am saying.