Physics – What would it be like to fall into a black hole?

If you were ever to go near a black hole, the gravitational pull would grow larger and you would start to feel your feet pressed against the floor of your spaceship harder. The closer you get to it, the more your body starts to stretch out due to a force called tidal force. Eventually the tidal forces would grow so strong that they would rip you apart.

If someone were to watch you fall into the black hole, they wouldn’t actually ever see you reach it. As you’re falling towards the black hole, the gravity would cause any light coming from you to be redshifted. This means that you would seem more and more red as you get closer to the black hole. You would be harder to see and harder to identify.

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