# How can a black hole be created?

How can a black hole be created? A black hole can be formed by the death of a massive star. When such a star has exhausted the internal thermonuclear fuels in its core at the end of its life, the core becomes unstable and gravitationally collapses inward upon itself, and the star’s outer layers are blown away.

Can we artificially create a black hole? Now, after seven years of often solitary study, Jeff Steinhauer, an experimental physicist at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, has created an artificial black hole that seems to emit such ‘Hawking radiation’ on its own, from quantum fluctuations that emerge from its experimental set-up.

Have we created a black hole? To study the phenomenon more closely, physicists in Israel managed to create a lab-grown, analogue black hole using some thousand atoms. This faux black hole exhibited all properties of a black hole in the state in which it is believed to exist in space.

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## How can a black hole be created? – Additional Questions

### What size black hole can destroy Earth?

The Earth’s Schwarzschild radius is thought to be around 8.7mm, or roughly 17.5mm in diameter. A U.S. cent is around 19mm in diameter, so if someone were to shrink the Earth down to a little less than the size of a U.S. cent, it would become a black hole.

### Can a black hole be destroyed?

Since nothing can escape from the gravitational force of a black hole, it was long thought that black holes are impossible to destroy. But we now know that black holes actually evaporate, slowly returning their energy to the Universe.

### How much force is needed to create a black hole?

1) A star 3 or 5 times the size of our sun will gradually burn up its hydrogen and collapse to form a black hole big enough to swallow the earth; 2) The force of gravity needed to crush the star to a singularity is 10^x joules; 3) This process is not instant.

### What is the closest black hole to Earth?

In 2020 a team led by European Southern Observatory (ESO) astronomers reported the closest black hole to Earth, located just 1000 light-years away in the HR 6819 system.

### Will the Sun explode?

Our sun isn’t massive enough to trigger a stellar explosion, called a supernova, when it dies, and it will never become a black hole either. In order to create a supernova, a star needs about 10 times the mass of our sun.

### How long do black holes live?

A supermassive black hole with a mass of 1011 (100 billion) M will evaporate in around 2×10100 years. Some monster black holes in the universe are predicted to continue to grow up to perhaps 1014 M during the collapse of superclusters of galaxies. Even these would evaporate over a timescale of up to 10106 years.

### How fast is a light-year?

Light-year is the distance light travels in one year. Light zips through interstellar space at 186,000 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second and 5.88 trillion miles (9.46 trillion kilometers) per year.

### How fast is the speed of dark?

How fast is the speed of darkness? Strictly speaking, dark is simply the absence of light, and thus has no speed at all, according to noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

### How big is the universe?

The proper distance—the distance as would be measured at a specific time, including the present—between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is 46 billion light-years (14 billion parsecs), making the diameter of the observable universe about 93 billion light-years (28 billion parsecs).

### How old is the sun?

4.603 billion years
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