Are Black Holes Dangerous?

Nergis Mavalvala, Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said when asked if Black Holes are dangerous

“Only if you get too close! The ones we observed are a billion light years away. They don’t pose any danger to our solar system – there are lots of other things we should worry about more, most of all human behaviour and what we are doing to our planet. The probability of an asteroid hitting the earth, for example, is really small compared to the damage we can do by ourselves.”


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