Scientists find wandering black holes within the Milky Way galaxy
Black holes are usually known for being in the middle of galaxies, as well as having a gravitational pull so strong that light might not even escape it. But scientists have recently warned that wandering black holes could very well consume the planet, marking the end of the world.
Express reports that the end of the world may as well occur should these wandering black holes decide to be active again, at least according to scientists who have discovered this possibility. According to the History channel’s 10 Ways the World Will End, it is possible that a black hole could make its way towards Earth, consuming the planet and everyone in it. Once the material passes through the outer edge and into the event horizon, it would never be seen again.
According to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, scientists have long believed that these celestial objects were stationary and recalled how surprised they were when they found that black holes could also move through the galaxy. University of California astrophysicist Greg Laughlin also weighed in on the discovery but revealed that these wandering black holes could also hint at something more ominous for Earth.
Dr. Laughlin explained that black holes are capable of reviving itself when it approaches matter. This would mean that these black holes and consume everything in sight. “Nobody on Earth is safe or secure once the event horizon of a supermassive black hole has been breached.”
Dr. Laughlin later added that prior to this apocalyptic event, humanity may suffer for a few days until doomsday should the Earth get sucked into the black hole. He explained that there will be no big bang, but there will be light. The light will indicate that the planet was sucked into a black hole.
Meanwhile, Albert Einstein famously claimed that not even light could escape a black hole. However, a scientist was recently able to refute this belief. University of Colorado scientist Andrew Hamilton explained another theory on what may happen if we ever enter a black hole. In the Monster Black Hole series on Amazon Prime, Hamilton explained that an object may actually move both directions once it reaches the event horizon of the black hole.
Mr. Hamilton said that if objects were placed close to a black hole, when they approach the event horizon, they will have to approach the speed of light.