Let's face it: Black holes are terrifying. A point in space with so much gravity that not even light can escape? Human beings don't stand a chance. But before you go worrying over what it might feel like to be sucked into the gaping maw of a black hole, we've got news for you: Black holes are so lethal that you could die in a handful of ways before you even reach the event horizon. Below, we've laid out four options for death by black hole, courtesy of theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack. Sweet dreams!
Fried by Accretion Disk
Zapped by Plasma Jet
Incinerated by Firewall
What Really Happens at the Event Horizon of a Black Hole?
Written by Ashley Hamer July 30, 2018
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