NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center released an entertaining animated video that serves as a safety guide for those who want to learn about black holes. Despite the video’s adorable presentation, it still discussed how people will die if they get sucked into a black hole.

NASA’s latest video starts off with an animated alien that’s preparing to visit a black hole. Before boarding the rocket that will take it to the massive cosmic object, the alien is stopped by the narrator to discuss a few basic yet important details about black holes.

Aside from discussing the nature of black holes, the narrator also provided a couple of safety reminders about the cosmic objects.

The narrator warned that if a spacecraft gets too close to a black hole, the vehicle, as well as its occupants, will get severely affected by the by its gravitational pull. The force on the spacecraft and its occupants will be so strong that they will go through spaghettification, a process that stretches objects to the point that they begin to look like noodles.

The concept of spaghettification was previously tackled by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson during a lecture about cosmic phenomena. While discussing the subject of black holes, the scientist described in detail the gruesome death that humans will go through if they fall into a black hole.

According to Tyson, the strong pull of a black hole can instantly snap the spine. However, this does not mean that a person will instantly die.

“The point comes where you snap into two – likely to happen at the base of your spine – now you are two pieces,” he said. “It turns out you will survive that snap because below your waits, while there are important organs, there are no vital organs.”

“So your torso will stay alive for a little while, until you bleed to death, but it all happens much faster,” Tyson added.

After the snap, Tyson noted that the body will then get stretched until it becomes one continuous stream of matter.

“In fact, while you’re getting stretched, you’re getting squeezed, extruded through the fabric of space like toothpaste through a tube,” Tyson explained. “Now we have a word for that, it’s called spaghettification, invented for just this purpose.”

Supermassive black hole
Artistic representation of a supermassive black hole. In 2010, Spitzer found two such black holes that formed a billion years after the birth of the universe. NASA/JPL-Caltech