PBS Space Time

What Happens If A Black Hole Hits Earth?

Season 8 Episode 1 | 13m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

The possibility that a black hole could actually impact Earth may seem straight out of science fiction, but the reality is that microscopic primordial black holes could actually hit Earth. If one did, it wouldn't just impact like an asteroid, it'd pass straight through the entire Earth and exit the other side. Perhaps craziest of all, this may have already happened!

Aired: 12/20/21

Rating: NR

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