I'll just leave this here...
I'll elaborate a little, for those too lazy to look.
Falling into the Schwarzschild black hole. Important details.
. ...an observer falling into a Schwarzschild black hole will not cross the horizon at the speed of light...in any orthonormal basis (i. e., in a proper reference system of any observer located in h) γ crosses the horizon moving slower than light.
Of course this is consistent with observation. To repeat a post from another thread:
Yet another dubious assumption of Awol is that a distant observer would have to perceive an object approaching a black hole as travelling at the speed of light (in the observer's frame, that is). This assumption does not seem to comport with empirical observation, however.
Matter is Going Into this Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of light. This is much faster than anything previously observed....They used XMM-Newton to examine x-ray spectra from PG211+143.
“We were able to follow an Earth-sized clump of matter for about a day, as it was pulled towards the black hole, accelerating to a third of the velocity of light before being swallowed up by the hole.” – Professor Ken Pounds, University of Leicester, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.
The study supports theoretical work already done.
Edited by Moronium, 02 April 2019 - 05:10 PM.