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Q&A: Black Holes

Q:
Could a black hole in our galaxy ever be strong enough to suck our solar system into it?

A:
It would have to be so close that its gravity could overcome the orbital acceleration of our solar system around the center of the galaxy. That would be well within a light year, even for a million solar mass black hole, which we would definitely know about!

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