Maximizing Survival Time Inside The Event Horizon Of A Black Hole

Science Editor
Sep 23, 2017 · 1 min read

Here’s a scenario that will face many of us in the far future. You’re hurtling through the cosmos at nearly the speed of light in your spaceship when you take a wrong turn and pass into the event horizon of a black hole.

Uh oh, you’re dead — not yet, but it’s inevitable. Since nothing, not even light can escape the pull from a black hole once it passes into the event horizon, what can you do to maximize your existence before you join the singularity as a smear of particles?

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