Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nice winter sky

Too bad you wouldnt be able to see this one:

What would happen to me if I fell into a black hole?

How long does the whole process take? Well, of course, it depends on how far away you start from. Let's say you start at rest from a point whose distance from the singularity is ten times the black hole's radius. Then for a million-solar-mass black hole, it takes you about 8 minutes to reach the horizon. Once you've gotten that far, it takes you only another seven seconds to hit the singularity. By the way, this time scales with the size of the black hole, so if you'd jumped into a smaller black hole, your time of death would be that much sooner.

Once you've crossed the horizon, in your remaining seven seconds, you might panic and start to fire your rockets in a desperate attempt to avoid the singularity. Unfortunately, it's hopeless, since the singularity lies in your future, and there's no way to avoid your future. In fact, the harder you fire your rockets, the sooner you hit the singularity. It's best just to sit back and enjoy the ride.

1 comment:

reddweb said...

just say it !!!

mtgpsy...are we screwed worse than thought ???

what did u find out recently ? But isn't USA better place to live than any other in the world ?

Only fucking thing i am worried about is the guns...u never know which crackhead gets hold of one.