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What If a Black Hole Entered Our Solar System?

What If a Black Hole Entered Our Solar System?


Not once has a single black hole disturbed our planetary routine. But what if it did? This is WHAT IF, and here’s what would happen if a black hole appeared in our Solar System. Black holes aren’t exactly holes. They’re a large amount of matter that has been crammed
into a very small space. Being so compressed gives them an
incredibly strong gravitational pull. Not even light can escape a black hole’s grasp. And if you get too close to a black hole, you yourself would get compressed to an infinitely small dot. A black hole entering our Solar
System would not be good news. But just how bad would it be? The extent of the havoc that a single black
hole would wreak on the Solar System depends on how big that black hole was, and how far into the Solar System it got. If we’re talking a supermassive black hole, like the one residing at the
center of our Milky Way galaxy, our chances of survival are slim. A monster that size
would cause us trouble even from a distance of a few light years away. Presumably, supermassive
black holes have stars, planets, asteroids and comets orbiting around them. All the debris that a supermassive black
hole picked up on its way through space would bombard our Solar System. Then, that gigantic black hole would tug
whatever was left into an orbit around it. We’d be long gone by that time, wiped out by some rogue
planet that smashed into Earth. Let’s try our chances
with a stellar black hole. This is a black hole that’s up to
20 times more massive than our Sun. If this kind of black hole made it to the
outer reaches of the Solar System, it would cause a gravitational
mess in the Oort cloud – the area of icy, comet-like objects. A stellar black hole would hurl
more comets and asteroids into the inner Solar System, where they could strike the planets. Earth might take some hits, too. But that would be just a warm-up. As the black hole made its
way through the Solar System, it would disrupt the
orbits of all the planets in it. Likely, our space intruder would
tangle the biggest planet in the system. The black hole would pull all
the gas from the giant planet, turning it into a swirling hot disk. It would keep pulling until
it consumed Jupiter entirely. What would happen to our own
planet in this gravitational mess? Things wouldn’t be good for Earth. The black hole would start affecting
us even from a distance of Pluto’s orbit. First, it would pull us out
of the habitable zone, and we humans might not be
ready to adapt to this change. We wouldn’t have much
time to complain though, since there would be worse things ahead. As the black hole approaches Earth, it would cause the cracking
of the planet’s crust. We’d see extreme earthquakes
and volcanic eruptions. The ocean tides would
be devastating, too. By the time the black
hole passed Earth’s orbit, there would be nothing left of our planet
but a sterile surface paved with magma. Maybe Earth would be ejected
from the Solar System altogether. That would probably be for the best, because when the black hole
got close enough to the Sun, it would start drinking
up the Sun’s flaming gas, and pulling our center of
gravity into its insatiable stomach. If somehow, Earth stuck
around for the afterparty, it would be torn to shreds and
consumed by the black hole. Luckily, black holes don’t seem to
be very numerous in the Universe. The chances are better for a rogue
planet to enter our Solar System. But that’s a story for another WHAT IF.

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The related video mentioned at the end: What If a Rogue Planet Entered Our Solar System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJgv2LQSHuUNteymhLQSLVv&v=VwcfkzxNre4

Well significantly there is one but black holes can only suck things 10 miles less that 10 miles away from them

What if all the planets and stars of the whole universe, collide to each other leaving only one thing In this vast universe which will be the mixture after collision, what if this happened?

This is how it feels when your at an Ariana grande concert…

Me: can you please move I can’t see
Stranger: NO GET YOUR OWN SPOT ELF
Me: Transforms into black whole
Everyone: turns into earth
Everyone: SCREAMS
(Cricket sound)
Me: thanks

The end : )

Idk why people continue to talk about black holes because looking at it from a Christian Stan point god said he would destroy the world with fire next.

Black holes giving our solar system the suck.

As the black hole made it's way through the solar system it found the biggest planet and put its hair up and sucked the life out of it.

Literally

Do you know earth is having only 3D that is height length nd breadth. But black hole is 8D. It comprises of height length breadth direction nd some more😅😅😅

I agree with everything, I even think if the black hole would suck up Pluto the flash of gamma radiation would kill us already before all the other stuff.

Apparently, if a butterfly enters our solar sistem, everything goes to shit and we all die. Is there a scenario in "what if" were the earth survives?

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