What It’s Like to Die in a Black Hole

NASA rendering of a black hole. Image: Nasa.gov.
NASA rendering of a black hole. Image: Nasa.gov.

Just in case you sit around pondering questions such as this…in this month’s issue of Nature, Zeeya Merali discusses the latest in a debate on how black hole death might be: in one corner is “spaghettification” (being ripped apart), the other corner is “the wall of fire” (getting burned alive at the event horizon). Click through to read more about the two theories.

I may or may not have been part of such debates at 3am at a meteorology student’s house party in college.

What It’s Like to Die in a Black Hole.