# Falling into the Schwarzschild black hole. Important details

*S. Krasnikov*^{1}

(1) Central Astronomical Observatory of RAS, M-140, Pulkovo, St. Petersburg, Russia

### Abstract

The Schwarzschild space is one of the best studied space-times, and its exhaustive considerations are easily accessible. Nevertheless, for some reasons it is still surrounded by a lot of misconceptions, myths, and "paradoxes". In this pedagogical paper, an attempt is made to give a simple (i.e., without cumbersome calculations) but rigorous consideration of the relevant questions. I argue that (1) an observer falling into a Schwarzschild black hole will *not* see "the entire history of the Universe", (2) he will *not* cross the horizon at the speed of light, (3) when inside the hole, he will *not* see the (future) singularity, and (4) the latter is *not* "central".

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