Mostly correct.Would it be correct to say that it is impossible to observe from the outside any phenomena inside the event horizon, and also from the inside any phenomena happening closer to the center of the black hole than you are?
You can observe stuff that is closer to the singularity than you are. It is just that by the time you observe it, you'll be closer to the singularity than the object you observed was when you observed it.
The above description is not quite right either. It is just my own intuitive picture.
It is tempting to picture a black hole in terms of familiar 3-D geometry with a center that you approach in space. But that is not quite right. The singularity is not a position in space. It is more like a moment in the future. You cannot escape it any more than you can escape tomorrow.
[Mentors' note: This thread was forked off from an altogether unrelated thread]
Last edited by a moderator: