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Q&A: Black Holes

Q:
Black hole gravity is strong enough to trap light. So exactly how hard would the gravity pull on you and a spaceship near the core?

A:
The matter falling toward the singularity inside a black hole would indeed acquire higher and higher energies, and its speed would approach, but not exceed the speed of light.

bulletFor more information see the related questions at:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/faq/black_hole/bhole-31.html
http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/faq/black_hole/bhole-19.html.

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