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An astronaut falling into a black hole.

If an astronaut fell into a black hole, they wouldn’t have a peaceful ride. They’d be stretched out like a noodle. Photo: Astronaut: NASA; Black hole illustration: NASA/ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

Why you can’t survive falling into a black hole

Falling into a black hole would tear your body apart through “spaghettification.” But exactly how depends on what type of black hole you fell into.

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