Heres What Would Happen if Earth Collided With a Black Hole – Futurism

November 4th 19__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Hard Science

A new online tool calculates just how much cosmic destruction a run-in between the Earth and a black hole would cause.

The aptly-named Black Hole Collision Calculator determines how much a black hole would expand and the amount of energy it would release if it absorbed the Earth or any other object, since the calculator is totally customizable, Space.com reports.

Particle physicist lvaro Dez created the tool, which is hosted on the calculator database project Omni Calculator. Based on his calculations, a black hole swallowing the Earth would release some 55 quintillion times the planets annual energy consumption.

But even that destructive event would be a light snack for a supermassive black hole its event horizon would only expand by a hundredth of a trillionth of a percent, per the calculator.

The main flaw with the calculator? The artistic rendering of a black hole obliterating the Earth that pops up next to the results doesnt change to match any increasingly goofy collisions.

READ MORE: See What a Black Hole Would Do to Earth with Online Collision Calculator [Space.com]

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