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## Summary:

- When matter passes the event horizon does it continue in a spiral towards the center or does it take a more direct path to the center?

## Main Question or Discussion Point

Probably a silly question I thought of last night but would appreciate some clarification. Matter falling towards a black hole joins the disk spinning around the black hole slowly inching towards the event horizon with each orbit of the black hole. When matter passes the event horizon does it continue in a spiral towards the center or does it take a more direct path to the center?

I'm making some assumptions here that I have no doubt you will correct me on.

1) Matter falling towards a black hole outside the event horizon forms into a disk due to angular momentum more than being a geodesic.

2) After crossing the event horizon the geodesic effect is all that counts and the geodesic forms a straight line path direct to the center?

So to sum up if we had an outside observer that could see inside the event horizon, they would see matter spiraling towards the event horizon and then once crossing the event horizon taking a direct path straight to the center?

Thanks in advance.

I'm making some assumptions here that I have no doubt you will correct me on.

1) Matter falling towards a black hole outside the event horizon forms into a disk due to angular momentum more than being a geodesic.

2) After crossing the event horizon the geodesic effect is all that counts and the geodesic forms a straight line path direct to the center?

So to sum up if we had an outside observer that could see inside the event horizon, they would see matter spiraling towards the event horizon and then once crossing the event horizon taking a direct path straight to the center?

Thanks in advance.