Asked • 05/06/19

Short of collision, can gravity itself kill you?

Imagine that you are falling into object with huge gravity (i.e. black hole) that does not have any atmosphere. The question is - before you hit the ground, can the gravity itself (which would be extremely huge) kill you? And if so, how exactly that could be done? All parts of your body are affected same and in the same direction, therefore it cant tear you apart. The "zero gravity" is simulated on earth with falling plane with speed increasing by gravitational acceleration, but is it "real" zero gravity, or is it little different?

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