The real reason you can’t escape a black hole

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You may have heard that it’s impossible to escape from a black hole.

And it is. End of post.

However. Do you know the real reason why?

The prevailing explanation for a black hole’s event horizon being the point of no return is that gravity simply becomes too strong. As you get closer to a black hole’s centre, the force of gravity…



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Richard Vincent

Richard Vincent


Physics graduate based in London. I write about physics and sometimes philosophy, ethics, psychology and insights found at the intersection of these.