[extract] Let’s say you have a toy truck, and you angrily smash it into bits with a hammer (because you’re a troubled child). You would still have the same amount of truck that you started with, just in a different form than the original. But as you lift your hammer from the pile of toy parts following your last whack, you find that they’ve completely disappeared from existence. [extract] You know this can’t happen because matter cannot be created or destroyed. So at the end ofTerminator2, when the T-1000 fell into the pit of molten ore, that glowing pool of lava had the T-1000′s mass and atomic components swimming around in there. The same thing happens when an asteroid gets sucked into a black hole. Even though we can’t see inside the black hole, we can tell matter isn’t being destroyed because the mass of the black hole increases by one asteroid. This is all making good sense, and then the universe makes like theTerminatortimeline and just goes nuts. This happens when the black hol…
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