There are a lot of different opinions on what would happen if you flew your space ship into a black hole. So, what do you think would happen? Your guess may be as correct as the astronomers and maybe even more so. No one knows for sure.
Last Sunday, I did mention black holes in my blog titled:
Today, I am going a step further, and it, too, involves black holes:
Let us use the planets as examples of how dense black holes are by showing the sizes of them if they were crushed down far enough to form a black hole. The four inner planets could easily fit on this page. Here is an example of their sizes if they could shrink that far:
OK, how about a few myths about black holes and the reality. The following, along with above chart was taken from Astronomy magazine.
Myth: A black hole sucks in everything around it.
Reality: You have to get real close to a black hole. What it pulls toward and into it is because of its gravity. If our sun collapsed into a black hole, the planets would continue to orbit it as usual.
Myth: Once you cross a black hole's event horizon, you would never be able to escape.
Reality: If you just fell in because of gravity, you would never return. But, if you flew into it in a powerful rocket and had enough fuel, you could fly back out.
Myth: Black holes are super dense.
Reality: True for stellar-mass varieties. But the biggest supermassive black holes in the hearts of galaxies are less dense than water.
Myth: The core of every black hole is a singularity that occupies zero volume and has infinite density.
Reality: Astrophysicists remain divided about this. The smart money is betting that this isn't true.
Thank you Astronomy magazine for this list. I hope this gives you more insight into what black holes really are. Now, if I were you, I would not visit any because I want you to have a really great day, you hear?