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Commander Jackson’s heart rate was steady as he floated towards the event horizon. The black hole was massive enough that the tidal forces this far out were survivable. Though impossible to judge his distance from the unreal surface, he knew he was about to make history - and satisfy his long-held curiosity.

Jackson felt nothing as he crossed that ultimate boundary, but the sight that met his eyes...

Spacetime was curved such that no matter which direction he turned, screaming, he was staring at it. In the instant before his mind mercifully shattered, he understood why the universe hid singularities.

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    But I want to know why, too. Or do I? Excellent drabble.

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    Chris Walker over 3 years ago

    Thanks Drew! I missed the drabbling, and my orbit has taken me back this way :-)

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    Lol, i know that feeling. Thank god for the laws of physics then, I say ;)

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    Frenchie about 3 years ago

    I have missed all the drabbles and the drabblers as I did not write for a while. This one is excellent, I could feel the pain of his screaming in my mind. I am glad mine did not shatter. Well done and well written, Chris.

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    Frenchie about 3 years ago

    The title attracted me too. I was wondering what it would be :)

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    Iarwain Olofsson about 3 years ago

    Cool. Especially because I have been following this line of thought, too - some time ago.
    Nicely done.

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