What is behind a black hole?
A rabbit who is always late, and a small bottle labeled "Drink Me."
Hey, Mr. Grayce,
If I was able to resist this one, I should hope you would
have been able to do the same.
Sorry, wish I had the scientific answer to this one, j. gordon.
The reason for the silly answer (#1) is that a black hole is
not like a 2-dimensional hole in the ground, but is a 3-dimensional
hole in space. You have probably got a globe of the world or
something else spherical (an orange say) somewhere around - the
black hole is that shape, in other words. What is "behind" the
horizon - what is on the "inside" of the black hole, is just whatever
matter fell in. Very tightly squished together. Actually, nobody
really knows what kind of state that matter would be in, since
we do not have black holes around to experiment with...
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Update: June 2012