posted on Jan, 12 2003 @ 07:46 PM
A nuclear weapon would definitely not release enough energy to create a black hole.
Contrary to popular belief, there is a great deal of observational evidence for the existence of two types of black holes; those with masses of a
typical star, and those with masses of a typical galaxy.
The former type have measured masses ranging from 4 to 15 Suns, and are believed to be formed during supernova explosions. So you see excalibur, a
nuclear weapon going off would not even be a tiny spark when compared to such power.
Then there are galaxy-mass black holes which are found in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). These are thought to have the mass of about 10 to 100 billion
Suns. These kind are formed when galaxies collapse in upon themselves. This kind of power is so great that you can't even begin to compare them to
the previously mentioned supernovas.