Home » News & Blogs » Can a Black Hole Host a Galaxy or be a Transportation Device?
Bookmark and Share
Ask an Astronomer

Can a Black Hole Host a Galaxy or be a Transportation Device?

17 Oct 2016, 13:51 UTC
Can a Black Hole Host a Galaxy or be a Transportation Device?
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Question: Black hole absorbs gravity and every thing. Then can a black hole have a galaxy in it? Or can it be a portal to teleport from one galaxy to another? — Kunjal
Answer: Since the process by which a black hole collects all matter that falls within its gravitational influence also breaks that matter up into its basic components (subatomic particles), then objects such as planets and galaxies no longer exist in a black hole. The notion that one can “teleport” from one galaxy to another using a black hole is something for science fiction. There is really no practical way to use a black hole to transport oneself from one place to another.
Jeff Mangum

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod