# Question3 Astronauts enter a black hole

#### remoat

This puzzle is not necessarily consistent with the laws of physics. It is to illustrate points of science which are profound and contradictory.
3 ASTRONAUTS ENTER A BLACK HOLE
AN EXERCISE IN LOGIC
A DEMONSTRATION OF DEDUCTIVE PRINCIPLES IN OUTER SPACE

The Problem. Three astronauts enter the event horizon of a black hole and take positions one above the other a short distance inside the event horizon. The third astronaut is uppermost among the three. The second astronaut is a short distance below the third. The first astronaut is a short distance below the second. Describe each astronaut's observations of himself and his companions.

(To be continued.)

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#### remoat

Answer: Do not assume anything. Recall the phrase, "What you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG).

#### dfjchem721

""What you see is what you get"" DEAD

Quite difficult to imagine any other outcome.

But then nobody has tried this and reported back, so how could we know?!

as noted - AN EXERCISE IN LOGIC :

The answer seems obvious: What we can describe is nothing since information cannot get out of a BH.

#### Catastrophe

##### "Science begets knowledge, opinion ignorance.
QUOTE
as noted - AN EXERCISE IN LOGIC :

The answer seems obvious: What we can describe is nothing since information cannot get out of a BH.
QUOTE

Now what has this inverted alternative logic, based on the testimony of the dead have to offer?

Personally, I cannot wait for Part 2 (Yawn)

#### dfjchem721

Cat, you might find something in Hemingway's curious brief : "A Natural History of the Dead ".

Just a thought. And it is titled "Natural", so it has that going for it!

Catastrophe

#### Catastrophe

##### "Science begets knowledge, opinion ignorance.
SHOUTING is no intelligent response, at least many intelligent people might voice that opinion.

I wish you all the best in sorting out any problems you might have.
Here and in life generally. Best wishes. Cat

dfjchem721

#### dfjchem721

Remoat, it is true we were a little hard on you. But the post you started this with did not make a lot of sense to us. By nature, most of us are not rude people. Our problem was understanding your post more than anything.

You start by writing:

"This puzzle is not necessarily consistent with the laws of physics." and then you tell us to use "AN EXERCISE IN LOGIC".

Most of us cannot do such puzzles without logic (which got in the way big time), especially without a greater understanding of what you are trying to accomplish. Sorry for seeming to be rude. Don't be discouraged from trying again.

Catastrophe

#### Catastrophe

##### "Science begets knowledge, opinion ignorance.
I concur. We are really friendly people here.

dfjchem721

#### lawrence

This puzzle is not necessarily consistent with the laws of physics. It is to illustrate points of science which are profound and contradictory.
3 ASTRONAUTS ENTER A BLACK HOLE
AN EXERCISE IN LOGIC
A DEMONSTRATION OF DEDUCTIVE PRINCIPLES IN OUTER SPACE

The Problem. Three astronauts enter the event horizon of a black hole and take positions one above the other a short distance inside the event horizon. The third astronaut is uppermost among the three. The second astronaut is a short distance below the third. The first astronaut is a short distance below the second. Describe each astronaut's observations of himself and his companions.

(To be continued.)
None of the three can see themselves or each other because there is no light to illuminate there bodies.

#### Hawkstein

Considering the laws of physics breakdown in a BH, no sense trying to even speculate.

IG2007

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