Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Black holes and space time

  1. May 14, 2008 #1
    If black holes stretch the space-time fabric because of their mass existing in singularity, if you were near a black hole, wouldn't there be a time-stretch?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 15, 2008 #2
    Yes definitely! Thats general relativity - gravitational time dilation.

    From an outside observer; an object falling into a black-hole never seems to pass the event horizon (to my understanding), they seem to be "stopped" there, in time.
  4. May 15, 2008 #3
    thnx for replying =)
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Threads - Black holes space Date
B Is it possible to reach the singularity? May 24, 2017
B An Interpretation of the Geometry of Space-Time Inside a BH Mar 7, 2017
I Interior of Black Hole? Feb 3, 2017
B Black hole's effect on space. Oct 25, 2015
Stretching Space-Time Nov 26, 2014