- TL;DR Summary
- length contraction in General Relativity
In GR, a free falling object when viewed by a distant observer appears to be length contracted and slows down as it approaches the event horizon of a black hole. The length contraction piece, however, seems counterintuitive. I would have thought that the leading edge of the object would experience higher acceleration than the trailing edge and, therefore, the length would stretch not contract. What am I missing?