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Published:August 17th, 2011 14:58 EST
Can There Be Black Holes on Earth?

Can There Be Black Holes on Earth?

By Keith Johnson

I have a close friend and colleague who recently completed his Graduate Degree in Physics. Upon asking this question to him, he encouraged me to read up on an Indian Physicist named Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who was an Astrophysicist and who won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics because of discoveries made regarding knowledge pertaining to massive-size stars, that is, stars larger than our sun, and specifically, their latter stages of evolution. He also studied phenomena regarding these stars and their transformation into black holes, which Einstein himself proposed, theoretically, before they were formally defined by science, back in the early 1900s early in his scientific career.  

Now, there is speculation about regions of the earth like the Bermuda Triangle, where planes and ships have simply disappeared. There are UFO investigators that claim that there could be an UFO base deep undersea in that region of the Atlantic Ocean. There are meteorologists who say there must be a natural weather explanation for these disappearances. There are even some individuals who speculate that there could even be a hidden black hole here on Earth and that is the reason these planes and ships have disappeared. Is this possible? 

Well, according to the studies and scientific position of Chandrasekhar, black holes on Earth are not possible. This is because the energy needed to create a black hole requires the mass of a star that is at least two to three times the size of our present-day Sun. So, that amount of energy could not possibly exist on Earth without swallowing up the Earth possibly our Sun as well. Again, this conclusion was drawn by a scientist who received a Nobel Prize in Physics.  

What do I personally think about the disappearances of planes and ships in the Bermuda Triangle area of the Atlantic Ocean? Let me say this. Man currently knows much about Earth, but there is much we have not yet explored and not discovered about the depths of the oceans. For divers to visit the Titanic ship, today, it was very difficult to locate the sunken ship and then prepare a vessel that could dive to such incredible depths. Science is working hard to discover as much as possible about the deep Earth, but this comes slowly.

Galileo proposed that the Earth was a sphere only about 400 years ago, and until then, science of those times was undermined by some false assumptions, namely the nature and shape of the Earth. Again, science has a great mission on its shoulders and that is to discover more about Earth and our existence in the Cosmos. Do black holes exist? Yes they do - but the Hubble Telescope has revealed so far that the ones we know about are not close enough to affect us. Therefore, and most fortunately, there are no black holes here on Earth that threatens our existence. Also, many years have transpired since there have been recorded disappearances of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle.

It will be interesting to see what science has to say about this region of the earth as technology improves and unfolds, both now and well into the future.