• Question: Where do the things in a black hole get sucked to?

    Asked by Tilly G to Jon, Anne, Beth, COLFlight on 9 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by Padfoot.
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      Jonathan Scott answered on 9 Oct 2015:

      They don’t really go anywhere. Inside a black hole the gravity is very strong, so strong in fact, that even light gets pulled in – this is why they appear black. At the very centre of the black hole is something called a singularity, where the gravity is so strong everything is crushed completely and the mass of the object that has been crushed is added to the total of the black hole.