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The curved space explanation of why light can't escape from a black hole is great but... I'm also wondering how time-dilation affects a subatomic particle trying to escape at the speed of light. Can one even see a photon if it's going slower than the speed of light, what would it look like? This also begs the question does time stop at the center of black hole. This would certainly keep a photon from escaping.

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  • $\begingroup$ OOOh ok I am new, I asked too many questions at a time. (Don't laugh. How do I get rid of the sparkly mouse trails?) $\endgroup$ – KenBur Apr 2 at 1:49
  • $\begingroup$ First Assumption - I believe I'm not a local observer as the local black hole is about 3,000 light years away. $\endgroup$ – KenBur Apr 2 at 1:52
  • $\begingroup$ A photon seeming to be moving slower-than-light from a distance is a seperate idea that was a curiousity to revisit and does not likely weigh on the original question. $\endgroup$ – KenBur Apr 2 at 1:58
  • $\begingroup$ LOL no luck on the sparkles $\endgroup$ – KenBur Apr 2 at 2:02
  • $\begingroup$ Wow I didn't realize how significant an event horizon was as far as a border between escape and non escape I thought of it more as a sliding scale with some interesting borders. $\endgroup$ – KenBur Apr 2 at 2:10

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