Regardless of how huge fans we might be of the “Interstellar” movie that was launched in 2014, falling into a black hole would most probably kill us. It’s confirmed by the American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson himself, as he was precisely asked about how scientific the movie’s plot is.
Luckily enough, none of those trillions of black holes that exist out there in the vastness of the Cosmos aren’t close to Earth. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring them to us somehow.
The above image posted in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and created by Akiyoshi Kitaoka shows how our brains can be tricked into thinking that we are falling into a black hole. For an even more staggering experience, you can click on the image and stare at its big black center. Although you may find it hard to believe at first, the image is purely static.
Otherwise, astrophysicists find it difficult even today to understand everything about black holes. Since nobody knows for one hundred percent what happens with matter absorbed by a black hole, it was just a matter of time until wild theories emerged. Some physicists believe in the possibility of black holes being portals toward other universes or timelines. In other words, there is the hypothesis that black holes are actually time machines, as we’ve seen in “Interstellar.”
Black holes cannot be directly seen, however, to figure out for sure what’s going on at their cores. These cosmic phenomena have such strong gravity that not even light can escape them. Black holes defy the laws of physics in several ways, which is why they’re considered the most mysterious objects in the Universe.
Ultimately, it’s certainly not worth the risk of falling into a real black hole to see what happens. 99.9% it would kill you.