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Twitter Reacts To The Earth Being Sucked Into A Black Hole And Everyone Is Surprisingly Fine With It

By Evan Brechtel

Physicists at Princeton University and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario reached a conclusion that would have been alarming...if we didn't live in this decade.

The physicists were examining gravitational waves, which exist in space and move at the speed of light. The study mainly focused on the most powerful of these: circular waves, which occur when large objects in space begin to orbit each other. 

Physicists found that, should these waves collide, the result would be a massive black hole that would swallow Earth and irrevocably change the landscape of spacetime as we know it.