#### A black hole is an object whose gravitational field is so strong that even light cannot escape from it. To what approximate radius would earth (mass = 5.98 x 1024 kg) have to be compressed to be a black hole? Option 1) 10-9 m Option 2) 10-6 m Option 3) 10-2 m Option 4) 100 m

For earth to be the black hole, the escape velocity should be at least equal to the speed of light.

escape velocity = speed of light

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Option 1)

10-9 m

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

10-6 m

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Option 3)

10-2 m

This option is correct.

Option 4)

100 m

This option is incorrect.