And we still haven't ruled out that some supermassive galactic nuclei could be wormholes.
Wait, really? I didn't know that it was even a possibility! Truth be told I would not be surprised if I got it completely wrong, but to my understanding of concepts like Kruskal-Szekeres coordinates it suggest precisely that we can't cross through the black hole's singularity into 'someplace else'. That said, I know that it's just a nifty piece of mathematics until we will get to test it in practice.
They don't know it yet, but I'm going to pester some theorists next week about that. :D
small spaceship and people being able to traverse the boundary of a supermassive black hole without undergoing spaghettification.
Apparently, that's the currently accepted paradigm. Thanks, I wasn't aware of it. Now I'm wondering about your idea of SMBH diners being on an 'orbit' below the event horizon for extra awesome.
Joke about Contact or something else? I've never watched it. I can't put my finger on what it is, but there's something about Jodie Foster that made me unable to watch movies with her.