Meaning of spaghettification in English:


Pronunciation /spəɡɛtɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


mass nounPhysics
  • The process by which (in some theories) an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole.

    ‘The extreme tidal forces would stretch the observer head to foot; this effect is called spaghettification.’
    • ‘If I chose a black hole of about 10 million times our sun's mass, I would feel only slight spaghettification forces - not enough to kill me.’
    • ‘You know… spaghettification isn't the simplest of physics theories… if you are studying stuff like this then you must have easy access to the knowledge base anyway.’