Black Holes

Will a black hole destroy earth?


Wiki User

Most likely, not. The sun's gravitational pull keeps the Earth in place. There are also only about four blackholes in the milky way.

Wiki User

"The" black hole is wrong: there are many black holes, not just one. If you mean a specific black hole, please clarify which one.A black hole can destroy anything that gets close enough. The closest known black hole is at a distance of several thousand light-years; at that distance, it is harmless. It is unlikely that Earth will collide with a black hole as long as Earth exists (say, for the next few billion years).

On the other hand, there are several other things that could potentially destroy Earth. For example, a collision with another star is actually much more likely than with a black hole. Even more likely is the scenario that a star coming too close to the Solar System could catapult planets out of our Solar System. Without the energy from the Sun, we would be doomed.