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Questions tagged [black-hole]

For questions concerning black holes as they appear in science fiction works.

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50's/60's (?) sci fi movie: exploration spaceship escapes a star's supernova, ends up in another universe after being sucked in a black hole

In the early 1970’s I watched a movie on TV as a little kid, about an exploration spaceship that found a red super giant star that was about to go supernova. They tried to escape and got sucked into ...
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Spaghettification in interstellar [duplicate]

In movie Interstellar,in the last when Cooper enters black hole he just see interference and other stuff inside black hole. But why spaghettification didn't occurr there? I mean what was the science ...
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Suspected alien life in a black hole

This was in a short story I read ten to twenty years ago. A scientific research starship is investigating a black hole. One of the researchers maintains that he is receiving faint intelligent signals ...
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Short story I read in a collection by several authors, ship rides to edge of the universe and back, experiences big bang

Years ago I had a collection of short stories, maybe 20 stories by different authors. One of the stories still stands out to me. A ship left Earth looking for another planet to colonize. They ended ...
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How did Cooper and Brand survive Gargantua's gravity?

Cooper's spaceship travels around (and very close to) the event horizon of Gargantua. Romilly explains to Cooper... Romilly: Gargantua's an older, spinning black hole. It has what we call a ...
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short story about astronauts who enter a black hole and witness the death of the universe [duplicate]

I was listening to a podcast called Exploration, which is hosted by Professor Michio Kaku. He mentioned a short story about astronauts who fall into a black hole and live long enough to witness the ...
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The risk of the TARDIS safeguard

In the Christmas special "Voyage of the Damned" (Tenth Doctor), The Doctor explains the TARDIS is programmed to lock onto the nearest centre of gravity when it's adrift (in this case, Earth). That's ...
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Person communicates with alien through a small piece of matter

I really don't remember all the details of this book, but a scientist makes a crystal of some sort and finds out he can use it to communicate with an alien, eventually, the alien gets the scientist to ...
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Black Holes in Star Wars

Black holes are a pretty common feature in science fiction, whether for warping, power generation, etc. However, I can't recall any mention of them in Star Wars. Are there any notable mentions of ...
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Why did time dilation cease to be a factor? [duplicate]

Near the end of Interstellar, Time dilation is a huge part of Interstellar's plot. But all of a sudden, at the above mentioned point, time dilation stops being a factor. Is there an explanation for ...
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Short story about a boy who lives in a time warp to age faster [duplicate]

A long while back I read a fairly short story about a boy who happened across a bunker that was stocked with supplies for longterm survival, MREs and such I believe. The major plot device was that ...
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Story about black hole evolution

I am trying to track down a story where the protagonist was waiting for a black hole to collapse to observe the universe that would be created inside. The protagonist had created black holes, but the ...
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When did the Hulk fall into a black hole?

I have read a lot of questions and answers about the Hulk here, and several people seem to casually mention him falling in a black hole (and surviving, because who needs physics). The thing is, it's ...
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How long could Miller's Planet remain in orbit [closed]

In Christopher Nolan's movie Interstellar, Miller's Planet is in orbit around a supermassive black hole affectionately (??) called Gargantua. Miller's Planet orbiting Gargantua: It is orbiting "at ...
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Does being pulled into a black hole always cause time travel?

In the remake of Star Trek, certain individuals unintentionally travel through time by means of a black hole. Does being pulled into a black hole always cause time travel? If so, would this mean ...