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Thread: Black Hole, future and past

  1. #1 Black Hole, future and past 
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    Hey all- so I understand that if one fell into a black hole they would be able to 'see into the future', as the supermassive object would 'slow time' for that person while time outside would seem to speed up incredibly [given they lived long enough]. However, is it also commonly accepted, or at least hypothesized, that you could see into the past as well, and in what way? I have heard this claimed many times, but don't exactly understand it even at a simple level. Do black holes [supposedly] 'record' everything that falls into them on their surfaces?...

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    Time outside the black hole should seem to pass very very fast, yes. But I don't see how you'd get into the past.

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