What If a Magnetar Collided With a Black Hole?

In the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there is a supermassive black hole feeding on nearby stars. It’s called Sagittarius A*. And if a giant gravitational monster slowly eating the galaxy isn’t terrifying enough, there is another cosmic monstrosity lurking around it. Could they, one day, come a little too close and collapse on each other? What would be left of the Milky Way if they did? Would there be even a slight chance that the Earth could get out of that safely?

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