Falling Into a Black Hole

If you were to fall into a small black hole, roughly the size of Earth, tidal forces are magnified off the scale, thus the top of your head would feel much more gravitational pull than the tips of your toes, stretching you longer and longer. British astrophysicis] Sir Martin Rees called this phenomenon “spaghettification,” are one would eventually become a stream of subatomic particles that swirl into the black hole. Since your brain would break down into its constituent atoms near instantly, you’d have little chance to see what’s going on inside. Continue reading for a full video documentary on black holes and more information.

“However, if you’re dead-set on visiting a space-time singularity, we recommend going big; bigger black holes have less extreme surfaces. If you had a black hole the size of our solar system, then the tidal forces at the event horizon…are not quite that strong. So you could actually maintain your structural integrity,” according to Live Science.