• Question: can black holes suck a full planet in?

    Asked by :) :) to Claire on 11 Mar 2019.
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      Claire Greenwell answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      They can definitely pull in that amount of mass! By the time a whole planet got to the event horizon (which is basically the edge of the black hole), the huge forces on it from gravity would have pulled it apart into a big cloud of dust instead.