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What would be the view like from inside a black hole looking towards the event horizon?

Ignoring the fact that we would be torn apart by gravitational gradient and assuming we get some time to make some observations before hitting singularity, what would we see looking towards the event ...
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Does it actually take infinite (observer) time for someone to fall into a black hole?

If you were to watch your friend approach a black hole, I understand that you'd see their clock slow until they appear frozen and redshift within a few seconds. But if you were to detect the ...
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The nature of event horizons

I am a layman, so I'm not completely up on the latest black hole theories. However, I have been thinking about how an event horizon can be be penetrated by matter outside of the event horizon. Now, ...
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What will the universe look like for anyone falling into a black hole?

I've heard that, from the perspective of an external observer, something falling into a black hole will eventually look "frozen": light waves will move to the infrared and further into lower ...
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Where is the black hole information paradox?

If an object falls into a Schwarzschild black hole and a distant observer watches, they see the object fall slower and slower as it approaches the event horizon, until it is "frozen." (To the observer,...
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Can matter really fall through an event horizon?

This question is closely related to Event horizons without singularities from about a year ago (May 2012), which John Rennie answered nicely and persuasively. My variant of the question is this: ...
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Can a black hole event horizon form before the singularity for an outside observer?

This is not a duplicate, my question is not about whether BHs have or don't have a singularity, but my question is whether, because of time dilation, no matter has reached the center and formed a ...
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Would the inside of a black hole be like a giant mirror?

As any light reflected or emitted from objects inside a black hole (if it is possible to be there) does not leave the event horizon and comes back inside, would it be like seeing yourself? What I ...
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Falling into a black hole doesn't reveal the future, but does that mean it's not happening?

In a previous answer it was said that you wouldn't see the universe speed up as you fell into a black hole, which I accept as true. However, is being unable to see or interact with the outside ...
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Free falling observer's description of object falling past the event horizon

I know that to a hypothetical observer infinitely far away from the black hole (sometimes known as the Schwarzchild observer), all in falling objects appear to "slow down and asymptotically freeze" at ...
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Can matter actually cross the event horizon effectively falling into a Black hole? [duplicate]

The answers I have seen do not take into effect the growth of the radius of the event horizon as significant amounts of matter get close to the existing event horizon. I would have expected that ...
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Do you see the outside world from inside the black hole (can you see past the horizon from inside it)? [duplicate]

I have read these questions: If you fall in a black hole, when do you go past the event horizon? Can matter really fall through an event horizon? How can anything ever fall into a black hole as ...
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Could all matter in a black hole be actually only on its surface (Schwarzschild radius)?

Layman here, sorry if I miss something obvious. Black hole entropy depends linearly on its surface. If all matter in a black hole would actually be located only on its surface (or very near), wouldn'...
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Does the maximally-extended Schwarzschild horizon see the entire past of the parallel universe?

I've seen similar discussions for the inner horizons of Kerr and Reissner-Nordstöm metrics, but I've never seen mention for the simple maximally extended Schwarzschild geometry: As an infalling ...
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Practical time travel: time dilation above the event horizon [duplicate]

Imagine there is a huge black hole with very small gravity gradient so that one doesn't get killed by spaghettification after even nearing the event horizon. Now imagine a very curious creature ...

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