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Supermassive black hole ‘V616 Monocerotis’ coming very close to Earth: Will Earth survive?

The Closest Black Hole To The Earth Is Named ‘V616 Monocerotis’. It Is Also Known As A0620-00. This Black Hole Is 6.6 Times More Massive Than Our Sun. Will Earth Survive?

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 09 Dec 2019, 05:21:32 PM
Black Hole (Photo Credit: NASA)

New Delhi:

p>In space, there are thousands of celestial bodies including asteroids, meteors, comets, black holes and UFOs about which we don’t know much. It is worth mentioning here that the impact of these celestial bodies can harm the Earth and the whole galaxy. Talking specifically about black holes, it is a region of space-time exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing—no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from it. In the space, black holes are one of the most complex entities. Apart from taking photographs, modern science is still unable to answer questions regarding these cosmic bodies.


There are hundreds of black holes that exist in the space and they all can be harmful for us. Now, the question is what if Earth gets trapped in a black hole? What will happen to humans? May be humans will extinct and also the Earth will come to its end.

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As it is mentioned above in the article that black holes are called that because the gravity in their centre is so strong, it pulls all nearby objects, light and other celestial bodies in. Nothing including the Earth can escape. Yes, you read it right. That’s how strong a black hole’s gravitational pull is. Well, it means that if you go near to black hole, you will be pulled in.

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However, you need not to worry as there are no black holes close enough to Earth that will directly affect us. The closest black hole to the Earth is named ‘V616 Monocerotis’. It is also known as A0620-00. This black hole is 6.6 times more massive than our Sun.

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If our planet gets within about 800,000 kilometres (3.7 light seconds) of this supermassive black hole it will get pulled apart. But that’s unlikely to happen and certainly not in your lifetime as V616 Monocerotis is about 3,300 light years away and that’s very, very far away.

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First Published : 02 Aug 2019, 12:32:23 PM