What happens inside a black hole has puzzled scientists for years. Image Credit: NASA / Alain Riazuelo
Scientists have come up with a novel new way to account for what happens inside a black hole.
With a gravitational pull so great that not even light can escape, black holes remain inherently mysterious and scientists have long struggled to make sense of what goes on inside them.
Quantum physics dictates that the 'information' of an object that falls in to a black hole cannot be destroyed or lost so where does it go ? What does it become ?
One recently proposed answer to this conundrum lies in measuring the information that is sucked in to a black hole, not in the conventional three dimensions we are used to but in two dimensions, thus effectively turning the object in to a hologram.
Would this mean that a person could survive such a trip ? Probably not, but then what would an existence in two dimensions even be like ? Surviving such a transition seems unfathomable.
To conclude, here's astrophysicist Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson providing a light-hearted look at what happens to your body as you descend in to a black hole - a process known as 'spaghettification'.