1st post here - new to the forums - sorry if this is a stupid question. I was thinking, if the universe is approximately 98% hydrogen, you would think the matter a black hole consumes would be mostly hydrogen. So you have a black hole, it's consuming a ton of hydrogen, squeezing and condensing it, heating it up. So why doesn't fusion start and the black hole become a star again? You have enough gravity. You have I'm sure enough hydrogen, The gas has got to be heating up quite a bit being packed so densely. Is this not how stars are formed, yes it is. So what is preventing fusion from taking place in a black hole? Thanks.