How To Survive A Black Hole

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The answer to that question is…if you stray into the gravitational suction power of a black hole, there will be no survivors!

You probably already know that the earth is a part of the Milky Way galaxy. Within the Milky Way there are black holes.

Black holes are created by imploding stars. Imploding is when a star implodes within itself. Imploding stars create big-time gravity pull. Gravity so severe even light cannot escape its tremendous gravitational force.To create a Black Hole we need big time stuff…massive stars!

When a star implodes its mass is squeezed into a tiny hole in space that it creates. A Black hole is created and it lives there in space waiting for something to stray too close and when it happens, good-bye to the unfortunate. No one or no telescope, except telescopes with special tools, can figure out where they are in space. It’s like walking into a mine field. You don’t know they’re there until you step into one. And once that happens its good-bye Grandma.

There are different sizes of Black Holes, some so very tiny, about the size of an atom. An atom cannot be seen without a microscope. An atom is tiny but has the mass of a big mountain, say Mount McKinley. And there are black holes that are a little bit bigger and are called stellar black holes that have the same mass as 20 suns! And then there are the giant killers called, “supermassive”. Their mass would equal 4 million of our suns.

So what causes a star to implode? When a star gets so massive it begins to die and then it turns into a supernova explosion…and bingo, a new black hole. It’s like if you gorged yourself at Thanksgiving dinner, your stomach would swell so big and then explode…it wouldn’t be pretty. However, it would be different compared to a star imploding…but, the same principle. Your stomach explodes, the star implodes.

The Milky Way, where our earth resides, has about 400 billion stars. It’s been reported that our galaxy has about 100 million large stellar black holes. Consider this fact: The nearest one is some 1,600 light years from Earth. In the region of the Universe visible from Earth, there are perhaps 100 billion galaxies. Each one has about 100 million stellar-mass black holes. And, somewhere out there in the wild black yonder, a new stellar-mass black hole is born in a supernova every second.

We, as earthlings, don’t have to lose any sleep about stepping into a black hole, because it will never happen. Black holes are too far away and like I said, our sun is not large enough to become a black hole. Considering the closest black hole to us is 1600 light years away. And, remember, if you could travel at the speed of light, which is a little over 186,000 miles per second, it would still take you 1600 years to get there. I think that’s a little out of our reach.

So, what happens to all the stuff that gets sucked into a black hole? Is there an opening at the other end where all that stuff is spewed out into another world? That’s another topic to investigate. Have a good day.

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About James Thomas Smith

West Virginia has been my home except for a couple of years living in California and Nevada. Family, camping, hiking, photography, treasure hunting, and writing are the things I like to do the most. The things I love and value more than anything is family. Member of Professional Writer's Alliance
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