Reasons Not to Fall Into a Black Hole in Outer Space


Even though black holes are dark from the outside, they’re not dark inside because all of the light from the galaxy can fall in behind us. [Going inside a black hole] would be like a near-death experience where you see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s a total death experience and there’s no way of telling anyone about the light at the end of tunnel.” —Janna Levin, a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard, where she studies the early universe, chaos, and black holes, at the TED 2011 conference today. [HuffPo]