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By Science News Staff, 14:44 PM June 26, 2014

Debates on black hole deaths

Scientists disagree about what would happen to a hypothetical astronaut who floats past a black hole’s point of no return —whether the unlucky traveler would be flash-fried or stretched into oblivion. Andrew Grant chronicled the event horizon debate in “The mysterious boundary” (SN: 5/31/14, p. 16).

On Facebook, we asked readers to speculate about the astronaut’s fate, and most sided with spaghettification. Charles Reardon saw a potential silver lining to a horrifyi...

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