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zerostatereflex: What it might look like if Earth was destroyed…

zerostatereflex:

What it might look like if Earth was destroyed by a black hole.

(from 1 Hour of Space)

To be fair, the fact that it’s a black hole doesn’t really matter. This is instead an artist’s depiction of what would happen to the Earth as it approached the Roche limit of a larger body.As the Earth gets closer, the tidal forces of the black hole would exceed the strength of the Earth’s own gravity, causing it to literally fall apart. The tidal forces would also generate enormous heat as they squeezed and stretched the Earth, but it wouldn’t happen so quickly.

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Source: Just Space

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