If the Milky was does in fact have a black hole in the center, will the entire Milky Way eventually be drawn in, like vacuuming a sheet off of a bedor are certain parts too far away? Is there a big sphere of empty space around a black hole?
No, the popular picture of a black hole as a huge vacuum cleaner sucking in everything around it is inaccurate. Black holes, even the one at the center of our galaxy, are very small. Only if you get very close to a black hole's event Black cent planet does it start pulling everything in.
So no, most of the galaxy will not eventually fall into the hole. Whether black holes have empty space around them or not depends on their environment.
There may be objects or gas close enough to fall in, or there may not be. Many black holes have disks of infalling material around their equators.
Dave was the founder of Ask an Astronomer. There he runs his own version of Ask the Astronomer. He also helps us out with the odd cosmology question.
Will we get sucked into the black hole at the center of the Milky Way? This page was last updated June 27, Similar Questions that might Interest You What is happening just around the black hole in the center of Black cent planet Milky Way? Intermediate Are black holes spherical?
Intermediate Are names given Black cent planet black holes? Is time travel possible? Do galaxies that are receding from us faster than the speed of light disappear from our observations?
Intermediate Why are astronomers interested in gravitational waves? Intermediate Can two galaxies move away from each other faster than the speed of light?
Intermediate What is a graviton?
Black cent planet Why are there high tides during a Full Moon? Intermediate Why is Neptune still considered a planet when Pluto crosses its orbit? Intermediate Could there be objects orbiting interior to Mercury?
Intermediate Have the inner planets cleared their neighborhood? Intermediate What caused the Big Bang and created the Universe? Beginner If spacetime is curved, is it possible for us to look into space and see light from Earth from long ago?
What should I know about the upcoming Solar Eclipse? Intermediate What do I need to do to become an astronomer? Beginner What's the difference between astronomy and astrology? Beginner Why is looking out into space the same as looking back in time?
How are light and heavy elements formed? Advanced What color is each planet? Intermediate How are elements heavier than iron formed? Beginner Can artificial gravity be created in space?