The Supermassive Black Hole at the centre of the Milky Way.
What I want to know is, is the Supermassive Black Hole at the centre of the Milky Way gradually sucking in all of the Stars and the Planets of our Galaxy. Its been puzzling me for years.
The simple answer is no, the forces counter to ensure this doesn't happen, the black hole will consume, gas, stars, stellar materials such as dust, which get close enough, but it's more like a venus fly trap than a vacuum cleaner. There is a good article on the hubble site.
http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy … d3_q9.html
Thanks for enlightening me, that makes a lot more sense. Fascinating to think, that even if the sun became a black hole, we wouldn't get sucked in. But of course, everything would die anyway, because we need the sun.
In a sense, the answer is yes. The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way is gravitationally sucking in everything around it, just as the Sun is sucking in the Earth and the Earth is sucking in the moon. That's why they all remain in orbit - their velocity is balanced with the force of gravity sucking them in.
In a more accurate sense, the answer is no. Black holes aren't so much a cosmic vacuum cleaner but a place where spacetime is so warped that the laws of physics break down.
It is a huge vacum cleaner for dust particles. Without it, you could not see in space at all. It would be far to dusty to actually see. Hope that helps.
by nsabari45 years ago
What is really black hole??????????is it really true that if we enter a black hole,we will go to another galaxyy or some other dimension
by jerami7 years ago
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by cafeteria5 years ago
What is on the other side of a black hole?
by jomine4 years ago
Suppose a light ray travelling near a black hole, which has so much gravity that the escape velocity is twice the speed of light, got caught in its gravitational field. Will the light travel at the speed of light...
by 2718287 years ago
If a star can collapse into a black hole, why was the big bang able to happen?Surely all that matter and energy at the beginning would have had infinite density and been a singularity!
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