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Black holes swallow space and time?

  1. Jul 10, 2015 #1
    I have always been fascinated by black holes
    And I am sure that all the answers in physics are hidden in black holes...
    According to Einstein nothing can go faster than the speed of light, but nothing can escape black holes not even the light.
    Would it mean that the gravity resulting by a fall, actually go faster than the speed of light, then whatever falls in would reach a higher speed than the speed of light. Which is just impossible.
    Would it be possible that black holes, at the opposite of white holes who are actually creating space and time, swallow space and time.
    That would be an explanation why even the light cannot escape a black hole.
    That would lead us to a new theory for the end of our world which would be that black holes will swallow all our space time once they get big enough.

    Let me know if I am mistaken.

    Thank you for reading.
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  3. Jul 10, 2015 #2


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    You are.
    However, there are a bunch of threads here about what does happen when you fall into a black hole and how the speed of light is related to falling in and not getting out (one big hint: Never ever ever speak about any speed without saying what it is relative to).

    This thread is closed, but if you read some more and post more specific questions, we'll be better able to help explain things.
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