On April 10 this year, scientists have unveiled the world’s very first photo of a giant black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy. The black hole was pictured in the centre of the galaxy Messier 87, more than 53 million light-years from Earth – a distance of 311,567,140,000,000,000,000 miles. But there is one scientist who believes there could be a black hole much, much closer to the Earth. Louise Riofrio, who formerly worked with NASA and predicted the speed of light is slowing down, believes a black hole could be hiding right beneath our feet.
Appearing on the paranormal YouTube channel thirdphaseofthemoon, the scientist argued the black hole is the source of Earth’s tectonic activity.
She said: “Billions of years ago, Earth would have formed around this tiny black hole just as pearl forms around a grain of sand.
“That black hole would be responsible for generating Earth’s internal heat, which causes volcanoes and earthquakes but has also caused our island to form.
“And the black hole would also generate the magnetic field, which protects us from the radiation of space.
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NASA SHOCK: A tiny black hole could sit at the centre of the Earth (Image: GETTY)
“So there’s no need to fear black holes. Our life might not exist or our planet might not exist if not for them.
“And in the future, they could be an immense source of energy – something as revolutionary as nuclear power was in the last century.”
According to the scientist, the black hole would be no bigger than a grain of sand on the beach.
But the black hole’s immense weight would be equal to that of the Moon or about 73,476,000,000,000,000,000,000kg.
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The scientist then went on to explain why there is no danger and no reason to fear such tiny black holes on Earth.
Earth would have formed around this tiny black hole
She said: “We’re fascinated by CERN – the giant accelerator they’ve built in Europe – and one concern was, oh, it would produce tiny black holes.
“But don’t worry. Even if they did produce a tiny black hole, it wouldn’t suck us up.
“In fact, even if there were a black hole on this table, it wouldn’t suck us up and that’s just simple mathematics.
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NASA News: The black hole would only be the size of a grain of sand (Image: GETTY)
NASA news: Black holes are monstrous wells of gravity created by dead stars (Image: GETTY)
“If you had a tiny black hole it wouldn’t bother you, it would just sink to the bottom of the Earth and join the black hole already there.”
Black holes are monstrous wells of gravity created when dying stars spend all of their fuel.
When a star’s spent core collapses in on itself, vast amounts of material are squeezed into an incredibly small amount of space.
The result is a source of gravity so powerful it wars the time-space around it and suck in everything, including light, past its so-called went horizon.
NASA explained: “The idea of an object in space so massive and dense that light could not escape it has been around for centuries.
“Most famously, black holes were predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which showed that when a massive star dies, it leaves behind a small, dense remnant core.
“If the core’s mass is more than about three times the mass of the Sun, the equations showed, the force of gravity overwhelms all other forces and produces a black hole.”
Until recently, scientists have not been able to observe a black hole in space but have now managed to map the event horizon’s edge with radio telescopes.