Why did Albert Einstein say that the one who is sucked into a black hole sees time slow down and one who is standing outside sees things …

– Xochielt Sanchez

Answer by David Brin:

We humans tend to assume that TIME is the background phenomenon that is steady, constant and unchanging, the same everywhere.  But it is not so.  The invariant thing is the SPEED OF LIGHT.  A speed relates SPACE to TIME.  Hence, in a black hole, where space has been compacted very tightly, so is time.  Get it?

Why did Albert Einstein say that the one who is sucked into a black hole sees time slow down and one who is standing outside sees things …

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