SG10 are on a planet when one of the binary stars becomes a black hole. They try to escape by dialing Earth, but fail to get back. The SGC sends a probe and sees the black hole, but then they find they cannot disengage the wormhole and the gravitational effects are starting to effect Earth. Written by
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The cold open is supposed to depict the heavier one of the dual stars sucking matter from its companion until the gravitational limit is exceeded and collapsing to form a black hole. While that is indeed possible (as far as current physical understanding surmises), the star collapse takes the form of a nova or even supernova, a huge thermonuclear explosion on a truly stellar scale. Time dilation would not be a problem on a planet orbiting a star that goes nova, but the intense radiation, debris and shock wave would annihilate any planet nearby within minutes. See more
When you ordered Colonel O'Neill to wait 5 minutes, you were really telling him to wait 6 hours, maybe more!
General George S. Hammond
Captain, relativity gives me a headache!
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