“Then, in the year 2000, all hell broke loose,” Kaku says. “At that point, we had conclusive evidence that there are wandering black holes — nomads, renegades — right next to us in our own backyard of a galaxy.”
When he says “right next to us” he is not being literal. The nearest known black hole is 1600 light years away, or about a quadrillion miles.
Fortunately, scientists say the probability of a black hole heading straight toward Earth and swallowing us whole is highly unlikely.
No kidding. That would have been a nice thing to say up front… along with numbers to back it up.”