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## Summary:

- Problems trying to visualize how one would fall into a black hole

## Main Question or Discussion Point

I have heard from, many attractive looking physicists on Youtube, that if I fell into a black hole, as I fell, I'd be stretched out or be "spaghettified. Is this correct?

It seems to me that gravity compresses the free space, and that means, any object near a black hole should be compressed. If one fell into a black hole, with the feet first, wouldn't one get squashed toward the feet, rather than stretched out?

Also, does the compaction of space continue after one passes through the event horizon? Or does the density of space remain constant thereafter? It seems to me that there should be a limit to how dense a space can get, since a point singularity does not exist in the real world. BTW, by "density" or "compaction" of space, I'm being figurative, as I don't know the proper terms for these ideas.

It seems to me that gravity compresses the free space, and that means, any object near a black hole should be compressed. If one fell into a black hole, with the feet first, wouldn't one get squashed toward the feet, rather than stretched out?

Also, does the compaction of space continue after one passes through the event horizon? Or does the density of space remain constant thereafter? It seems to me that there should be a limit to how dense a space can get, since a point singularity does not exist in the real world. BTW, by "density" or "compaction" of space, I'm being figurative, as I don't know the proper terms for these ideas.