• Question: What would it be like in a black hole could you go to another universe ?

    Asked by potatochild on 12 Jun 2019.
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      Rebecca Moon answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      Unfortunately I am a medical doctor and so my knowledge on space is pretty limited – in fact the only thing I really know is that astronauts lose bone strength when they are in space because they do not participate in any weight bearing physical activity as there is no gravity. This is one of the reasons how we know weight bearing physical activity is so important for bone health.

      I think there is a space zone chat board going on at the same time as this one so maybe pop your question on there and one of their experts will be able to give you a good answer I’m sure. Or maybe someone else on this board will have a space interest outside of their work and be able to help you out! Or if all else fails, try good old google!

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I have absolutely no idea! Sorry!

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      Marianne King answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      Stephen Hawking suggested that it might be possible to go to another universe through a black hole but I’ll be honest I don’t completely understand it! From what we know about black holes currently, going past the event horizon of a black hole (which is like the point of no return) you would become spaghettified, which sadly I feel would ultimately kill us. 🙂 Black holes aren’t places that are high up on my travel list for this reason.

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      Kaitlin Wade answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I imagine it would be pretty painful in a black hole…

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 14 Jun 2019:


      No idea sorry – his blog helped me to understand black holes a bit better, but I certainly cannot validate its contents!
      http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/30/ten-things-you-dont-know-about-black-holes/#.XP_o9S2Q3EY
      Hope that help

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      Matthew Bareford answered on 14 Jun 2019:


      In terms of what is on the inside of a black hole, the short answer is we actually do not know… but most physicists agree that you’d go absolutely nowhere. You would basically just become a part of the black hole itself, making it slightly bigger…

      There are theories that black holes could lead to other universes… this is to do with their effect on space-time, which becomes highly distorted and so they could be used as portals to another universe according so some theories. The most notable of these would be Sir Stephen Hawkins

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      Kate Timms answered on 17 Jun 2019:


      You’re supposed to get stretched really long and thin – like spaghetti – in a black hole. So whilst it might be possible to travel using one. I’m don’t think you’d be alive when you came out the other side! I certainly won’t be trying it out!

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