Hi all, Let's say we can witness a star going inside a black hole. From our perspective the star will approach the black hole but we will never see it reach the event horizon (due to the time contraction) instead it will remain motionless somewhere near it. The questions are: Can we really see the star for ever trying to approach the black hole? If so how can it emit light for that long, where does the energy come from? Also, if we can see the star for ever trying to approach the black hole then why isn't the black hole visible due to all the stars that are trying to enter it? Thank you.