First Image of a Black Hole!

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The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration observed the supermassive black hole at the center of M87, finding the dark central shadow in accordance with General Relativity, further demonstrating the power of this 100 year-old theory.
To understand more about why the shadows look the way they do, check out: usvid.net/video/video-zUyH3XhpLTo.html
I will continue updating this description with more links.
Event Horizon Telescope collaboration: ve42.co/EHT
Animations and simulations with English text:
L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Video of observation of M87 courtesy of:
C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Video of observation of SgrA* courtesy of
C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Z. Younsi (University College London)
Video of telescopes in the array 2017:
C. M. Fromm & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Animations and simulations (no text):
L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd, Penward Rhyme
Scale animation by Maria Raykova

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Apr 10, 2019

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Troll ScreaM
Troll ScreaM 2 hours ago
Look at all those black African scient- oh...
drewyn tewliss
drewyn tewliss 8 hours ago
I am not schooled but can someone tell me if we know Cygnus to be a black hole at a distance of 6000 light years, why where observations made toward M87 at 55 Million light years, why was it 'easier' to observe at such a vaster distance?
AxEl Gaming
AxEl Gaming 12 hours ago
प्रियंका राऊत
Hubble finds a mysterious black hole that challenges Einstein's theory of relativity
VocalFry Day ago
imagine this mutherfuker decides to pull a Galactus on us and straight up eats the earth
Carlos Sijabat
It looks like a small moon solar eclipse
djdkdjd6553s 352
I wish a block hole did swallow the world
Hoorich Mundo
I’m not really educated on this subject but from learning about space, I’ve learned when we look into space were actually looking into the past so since this black hole is 35 millions light years away wouldn’t it be possible that this black hole doesn’t even exist??
Edward Eugene Cole
Black hole sun won’t you come and wash away the rain Black hole sun won’t you come won’t you come
IM4NRA Day ago
That could be someone's colonoscopy!
Jamel Khalid
Jamel Khalid 2 days ago
Scientist:takes a picture Weebs:makes a sexy woman like black hole ARTIST:thats SOOO SEXY
pakde romy
pakde romy 2 days ago
It's only theory, it could be wrong
Jithender K
Jithender K 3 days ago
At 02:40 the angle of observation description
iuxbkman 3 days ago
I have a question, what happens to galaxies when their supermassive black holes died due to hawking radiation?
SadToBeback 3 days ago
Science is amazing and terrifying
Ayke van Laethem
Ayke van Laethem 3 days ago
4:27 "confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt" This pun.
Peter Griffin
Peter Griffin 3 days ago
Let me stick it in your black hole
Geo Digital
Geo Digital 4 days ago
The logic of light being absolutely trapped, would indicate a gradual fade of light getting closer to the core, yet we only see pitch black at the very core, this would mean the stars are being distinguished as it smacks the compressed core (even gas escapes) and everything recycles into a stream of energy light at the polar ends recreating the galaxy that is vs the " big bang" law act, or that Black Holes became the evolution act alternative to an entire universe imploding and forcing itself back into the "big bank effect"
Kanika Sharma-ARMY
Bro...TECHNOLOGY is fuc*ing awesome!!!!!
Geneross Cajepe
Geneross Cajepe 4 days ago
Ravi Kumar Soni
Ravi Kumar Soni 4 days ago
Showing the real photage, and practical theory it's totally different, imagination also can be wrong and right also so it's cannot be considered the truth.
Theory dismissed.... It is not a black hole... Don't jump into conclusion in the basis of fake propaganda spread by NASA... NASA DEBUNKED....
I don't make videos
*officer Earl running out black hole*
Thotti22 5 days ago
If I want to see a black hole closely I only need to spread my legs in front of a mirror. No need for an expensive telescope!
Robert Hartman
Robert Hartman 6 days ago
3 months after the photograph of the black hole came out, scientist discover another black hole that challenges everything that they thought they knew about black holes..thus making their approach to translating the data here irrelevant..aaand, we're back to "umm, we don't know yet".. maybe the real science in astrophysics is tricking millionaire investors in to funding a nice desk job allowing those involved to play with telescopes in the a/c for a living. "Ummm, I don't know"..
adnan ul haq
adnan ul haq 6 days ago
Wow finally they took a actual black hole picture after very long long time and to much struggle ..😂 Wich is completely look like a sh**😒
Reaper CLAN
Reaper CLAN 7 days ago
Black Hole
Black Hole 7 days ago
I'm on the internet?
truth and lies
truth and lies 7 days ago
Black hole is myth
Omar Maher
Omar Maher 7 days ago
My friend said that the black hole is a dimension to the real black people's world
Omar Maher
Omar Maher 7 days ago
Year 2098: We took the first image of inside the black hole! Inside the black hole *blackness*
Morocco Killer
Morocco Killer 7 days ago
uncle lover 1978
uncle lover 1978 8 days ago
Eye of demons
TRUTH HOLDER 8 days ago
Actually, still we have not taken any picture of any black hole , we just got the image of the light ring around the black hole. We will never get a picture of a black hole because black holes are black dots in the black space. And black holes leave no light outside to capture them.
Jack the Gestapo
Jack the Gestapo 8 days ago
2018: stephen hawking died 2019: “guys we finally took a photo of a real black hole” Hawking: am i a joke to you?
Ricardo ManliestMan
PepeHands FeelsRainMan
Enzhou Zutzut
Enzhou Zutzut 8 days ago
It's really sad to think that most of the people here are really glad that there was a blackhole sited nearby our galaxy yet this would also mean that this might be the end of our humanity once it's done cosuming everything that surrounds it and start consuming our whole galaxy.. RN, it is feeding itself and continue growing
Omar Maher
Omar Maher 7 days ago
Well...... If that is really correct and it might consume us then I hope I die before this happens
Official Colors
Official Colors 8 days ago
Joshua Waring
Joshua Waring 8 days ago
Official Colors the Bible isn’t proof, sorry. I’ll ask again: prove it.
Official Colors
Official Colors 8 days ago
@Joshua Waring the black hole in the bible is called "outer darkness".
Official Colors
Official Colors 8 days ago
@Joshua Waring the image is fake
Joshua Waring
Joshua Waring 8 days ago
Official Colors prove it.
UltimateBlade 8 days ago
For those wondering how a picture was gotten even though Black Holes absorb light: www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=www.sciencenews.org/article/event-horizon-telescope-black-hole-picture&ved=2ahUKEwi31KWXkanjAhWMAp0JHSHaBpMQFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0LqBJ5PPO0K1VUQRX6IMVW
Brandon Dinh
Brandon Dinh 9 days ago
2019: humans finds black hole!! 2099: nothing happened
Ranajit 9 days ago
Not gonna lie it's so much trippy that I can stare at it for hours...... Same here bro......
E942 9 days ago
Why is the title German?
Yerr 10 days ago
Here cause this young thug cover
TeamKia 10 days ago
Cool background music + blackholes + veratasium = best video ever
Rohit Raj
Rohit Raj 10 days ago
ek black hole h jo bhut important h har ladko ke lie bhi 🤣🤣🤣😂😂
Roman 10 days ago
One thing I don't understand about black holes is why is there an accretion disk, but not an accretion sphere?
Josh R
Josh R 10 days ago
so what happens when sagitarius a star becomes active? end of earth? i have so many questions
Gabriel Afonso
Gabriel Afonso 11 days ago
70% of American’s believe that Angels are real. We’re truly the dumbest fuckers in the history of infinite galaxies.
Gnome Ann
Gnome Ann 6 days ago
D B, a Chapman University survey into American fears: blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/10/16/paranormal-america-2018/
D B 6 days ago
Gnome Ann where’d you get those stats?
Gnome Ann
Gnome Ann 10 days ago
Gabriel Afonso, I don’t think belief in angels should be considered “dumb,” as it ties heavily into coping with grief, spiritualism, and religion. If anything, Americans are (perhaps naïvely) optimistic. However... There are some beliefs that are simply silly. Such as 57% believing in precursor civilizations like Atlantis, 35% believing aliens came to Earth in modern times, 26% believing that some people have telekinesis, and 21% believing that Bigfoot exists.
King Queen
King Queen 11 days ago
I wish my english teacher become the first person who been sent off in black hole
adfasdfas sdfasdfsadf
if time was manipulatable wouldn't someone had already manipulated it. The fact that no one has ever come back to change history proves time travel is never accomplished. Tell me the sense in never coming back to tell us "hey we learned to manipulate time. Here's a cure to cancer, space colonization, and a recipe to end world hunger." The word spacetime belongs in science fiction. Oh you see light bending around an object, congratulations. Same thing happens when you look at images through a drop of water, or bubble in water. One might protest h2o is clear, congratulations, you've proven other molecules at a great distance may resemble what water appears to us up close and personal. Refractions and light glares come on you're looking at images through a lens zoomed in thousands of times.
Gnome Ann
Gnome Ann 10 days ago
adfasdfas sdfasdfsadf, I’m not sure if you heard correctly what spacetime is. Under our current understanding of physics and spacetime, it is not possible to travel backwards in time. So that question you raised does not necessarily devalue the viewpoint.
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