Falling into a black hole is certainly nobody’s idea of fun. Although nobody has ever been through such an experience, you can bet that it would be lethal. The character of Matthew McConaughey from the “Interstellar” movie has certainly been part of a totally unrealistic scenario when he traveled back in time after falling into a black hole.
The American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson also dismissed the scenario from the movie. He said it clear that it was only meant for expanding the sci-fi movie’s drama, and he emphasized that it’s nonscientific.
Falling into a black hole remains a plausible scenario
Although nobody would survive falling into a black hole, it’s still at least theoretically possible to encounter one during our lifetimes. There are countless black holes out there in the Universe.
Now that we’re sure that surviving the fall into a black hole is impossible, what would it be like in the last moments of the fall itself? A video that IGN.com tells us about brings an answer, and we can say that it’s both frightening and exciting at the same time:
Hopefully, the James Webb Space Telescope that was released by NASA days ago will let the world learn more about black holes. What’s for sure is that the telescope will aim its powerful gear towards Sagittarius A, meaning the supermassive black hole located at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
Sagittarius A manifests some peculiar behavior that needs close analysis. James Webb was launched on Christmas after a long series of delays, and it’s considered the most powerful space telescope ever built.
Hopefully, NASA’s new telescope will help humanity find life forms dwelling on other planets. Most astronomers agree that the Universe should be teeming with life, but the huge and unfathomable distances between planets have stopped them from finding alien life forms.