At the beginning of the universe, there was nothing but a singularity – black holes are the same despite being what remains after the death of a star.
What remains after star death is immensely and unimaginably dense in mass and have a gravitational pull beyond imagination. What would happen to us if a 1mm Black Hole formed right on our planet? Everything would die is the short answer.
Let’s imagine a black hole with a diameter of 1mm were to form on our planet. This would mean the ultimate destruction of not only humanity but the planet earth.
- Black Holes are behemoths which cannot be controlled nor destroyed. Creating a black hole would require unimaginable amounts of energy. In 1971, Stephen Hawking proposed that Black Holes that are not of stellar masses may possibly exist.
- Despite hypotheses that believe particle accelerators may have the ability to create black holes, such a phenomenon is yet to occur. A black hole requires massive amounts of energy to form, not going into numbers. Humans need 1057 times more energy than the Large Hadron Collider can produce in any single run to accidentally create a black hole.
This is possible to happen in different ways though, depending upon the mass of the black hole. Moreover, if the black hole is visible, that means it will most certainly devour our planet. A quantum black hole or a mini black hole would not be able to do that. If a coin-sized black hole is to form near us, we are bound to be devoured in less than the blink of our eyes.
- The quantum black hole would die out as soon as it forms because of radiating energy known as Hawking radiation. Hence, the mass of the black hole would be the deciding factor for what the black hole does.
Hawking radiation is a namesake for the late scientist, Stephen Hawking. RIP.
- On the other hand, the quantum black hole may have been much of what occupied the early universe. Scientists are still trying to find evidence for this by looking at images from the far off universe or what is visible of it.
The coin-sized visible blackhole:
A black hole with a diameter of 1mm would have the mass of 5 moons combined or roughly 11% of the Earth’s mass. This would have a gravitational influence on about 1/3 parts of the Earths radius. When the 1mm black hole starts consuming, the coin-sized monster will devour the Earth.
- Moving through the Earth’s upper mantle, and going down to the lower mantle, this black hole devours the planet. It would start rotating with the centre of gravity of the earth.
- The coin-sized black hole continues eating through the outer core. It haphazardly comes to the centre of the earth because of the laws of gravity, while this coin-sized black hole increases the pull on all celestial objects.
- The existence of this black hole would mean that there are going to be multiple asteroid phenomena, maybe even a break in the asteroid belt that Jupiter and Saturn hold onto so dearly.
- The 1mm black hole would eventually have traversed through the entire diameter of the planet.
The events caused by the coin-sized black hole eventually lead to a massive shift in the orbit of the moon, as it is bound to become elliptical. This is a consequence due to the influence of the black hole.
What will survive of the planet Earth after 1mm Black Hole hits?
- If the coin-sized 1mm black hole existed, it would take about 42 minutes to cross over to the other side of the planet.
- This 1mm black hole will take 5 billion years to actually completely devour the planet but there won’t be much left of our planet. The angular momentum caused by the rotation of the black hole leads much of the mass on Earth turning into a disk of burning lava and hot vapours.
- It could be a fantastic phenomenon to witness but nothing of humans would remain. Only survivors would be the satellites that are moving through the solar system.
What about life on Earth?
- VOYAGER and Juno spacecraft would be the only pieces of human evidence. The Intentional Space station and all the satellites that help humans in navigating through the cosmos will cease to exist or be able to maintain contact with anybody.
- All life would perish from our solar system. The black hole may eventually absorb the remains of the sun as well and lead to quasars. The coin-sized black hole isn’t just a biological catastrophe, it is undeniably scary to even imagine. But it does sound cool. Sort of like smoking or vaping, eh?
- This may not happen for a long long time though and we are safe at the moment. Although it is fair to say that a black hole the size of a coin could easily ruin our planet, cause all life to perish, it is only a dream even for the smartest scientists of the day.