BDanielMayfield wrote:From much earlier, there was this exchange:Chris Peterson wrote:rstevenson wrote:If the black hole conveniently passes through the Sun from pole to pole, there should be no terrible consequences for our system of planets. Everything should just keep rolling around where it's supposed to roll.
Ever play around with a gravity simulator program? Throw another stellar mass in our system, even passing through from north to south, and it's game over for planetary orbits. Everything will be rolling in a new place. Not good.
Does anyone reading this have such a "gravity simulator program"? It would be nice to get a report of what such a program would show with this scenario.
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