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NASA gives first inside tour info of black hole

“Stellar-mass black holes, containing up to about 30 times the mass of the Sun, have smaller event horizons and stronger tidal forces, capable of tearing apart approaching objects before they reach the horizon.”

One of the most enigmatic phenomena in the cosmos is the colossal black holes situated at the heart of nearly every galaxy in the universe, their interiors shrouded in mystery.

These cosmic behemoths form when massive stars exhaust their fuel and explode in a spectacular event known as a supernova.

As the dying star collapses under its own gravity, it creates a gravitational well so deep that not even light can escape, consuming surrounding celestial matter in its grasp.

Many ponder what would occur if someone were to venture into a black hole.

NASA recently provided insight through a simulation generated by a supercomputer, unveiling possible scenarios for such an event.

Jeremy Schnittman, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, explained, “People often inquire about this, and simulating these mind-boggling processes helps me link the mathematics of relativity to tangible consequences in the real Universe.”

He simulated two scenarios: one where a camera, symbolizing a daring astronaut, narrowly misses the event horizon and slingshots back out, and another where it crosses the boundary, sealing its fate.

The intense gravitational pull of black holes makes them invisible, as even light cannot escape their clutches.

“Stellar-mass black holes, containing up to about 30 times the mass of the Sun, have smaller event horizons and stronger tidal forces, capable of tearing apart approaching objects before they reach the horizon.”

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