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Q. Can the Earth get sucked into a black hole?

A. There isn't much need to worry about the Earth being sucked into a black hole. Scientists are still very much puzzled about black holes. They are studying where, how and if they really exist. Most scientists now believe that black holes do exist. However, the term "black hole" has only been around for about 26 years. Physicist John Wheeler talked about black holes in the magazine the American Scientist back in 1968. But there is still much debate about the matter, and the Earth doesn't seem to be in peril.