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:

I will continue updating this description with more links.

Event Horizon Telescope collaboration:

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

48 Comments
  1. Shareef Jango says

    Good job providing the blackhole image but What about the white hole image?

  2. fonzo2525 says

    wrapping your mind around the dimensions of space is truly a mind warping experience.

  3. Aurongroove says

    What would happen if a relatively tiny black hole "ate" a relatively massive star?
    Is it physically possible for there to be a black hole small enough, to eat a start massive enough too… overfill the black hole, and have it become something other than a black hole?

  4. John Eke says

    I piss my pants

  5. goldtvlive says

    Fuzzy

  6. Justin Overholtzer says

    Here's this picture of a red glow. It's so far away we can't see it clearly but we can tell you exactly what it is and how big it is. πŸ‘

  7. Mrmusikman 82 says

    I was wondering if there is any ideas or premises out there of where matter or space dust that has been swallowed up by a black hole go? I realize that we do not have the technology to find the answer but it does intrigue me to know where space dust being swallowed ends up. I wonder if you could make a video explaining this notion.

  8. Winter H. says

    If the black hole is real then I don’t know what to think of all of the religions we have. Dose this mean our faith is not real? This makes me feel very confused honestly.

  9. Donald Shetter says

    Soundgarden called it first hahaha

  10. Boi Hi says

    Lost me at1:53

  11. CreepinFTW YT says

    What if everybody was waiting for Hawking to die so they could lie and live in irony for all their lives. But legitimately, I wish Elon Musk would've took this.

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  13. GamingTV says

    as small as it is, may not be as dangerous as we originally thought

  14. GamingTV says

    god: uh excuse me, some privacy please

  15. Brett_Kendrick says

    Coincidence that looking at black hole from side looks like looking at magnetic poles using a ferrocell?

  16. Brett_Kendrick says

    Sorry thought it said first image of a "ButtHole" disappointed 😞

  17. Trepidati0n says

    Odd question…how come we don't have an image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy?

  18. Wali M2002 says

    Thats what you get nasa for using a samsung camera

  19. hiba bilal says

    Can't they take another pic from a more better settalight like we r not able to see it more clearly

  20. simple science says

    Waste and fake

  21. ŚSK says

    Is it the oldest image of space?

  22. Darth Say10 says

    ok that stupid black hole gave me anxiety

  23. Sashi hett says

    This is what Steven Hawking said by mathematic.

  24. DarkRed says

    Here’s something trippy
    Take the amount of grains of the earth or well a rough estimates which is 7.5 x 10 to the power of 18 and times it by one quintillion
    There’s more stars and dead stars just here than all those grains of sand
    Yep not beyond our galaxy just here

  25. danesha 1 says

    Dude this image came out on my b day

  26. K Lopez says

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  27. K Lopez says

    😁

    NECK NO NOTHING BITCH πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

  28. Sky Cloud says

    Now we're going to have to prove to flat earthers that the black hole isn't flat either.

  29. Stone Sage says

    I’d like to say a black hole in our sky , I wonder what happens if u hop in it

  30. WHRA 21 says

    Random but is it possible to measure dark matter in the black hole even if you can not contain to do aye proper reading?

  31. Manga Motion says

    Fake black holes are in earth

  32. Hanz Icawat says

    Ridleys eyes in smash

  33. Me and Me says

    My birthday is 10th april

  34. Joe Clever says

    I love how fast rule 34 of the black hole was up

  35. Dead MouzeS says

    wait isn't this a meme now?

  36. Mr Knight314 says

    People: why is it so blurry

    Scientists: am i a joke to you?

  37. Tadej Kolander says

    Probably…if this is now first image…just an image…bad quality of image…how they can know that black hole "eat planets"? Nasa-blablabla.

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  39. Beyond Infinity says

    That’s my butt hole after a night with vindaloo

  40. zaid khan says

    useless.

  41. congratulations on the great achievement! but when will we able to keep playing music on youtube while on a lockscreen mode? πŸ˜€

  42. Abdelmalek Simerabet says

    That's not a black hole people, that's Dr. Brand's campfire!

  43. jan saqi1990 says

    Hahaaaa black hole is mention in quran from 1400 years ago

  44. enlong chiou says

    gm/c^2=m/10^27, m=10^27 kg make 1 meter radius black hole, strong force g(p) 10^38 time stronger than gravity g, when m=1*kg make 10^11 meter radius black hole by strong force g(p), proton have 10^-27 kg have 10^-16 meter radius for proton as experience predict.

  45. i barmix says

    I will make an assumption:
    When we (astronauts) look at the Earth and see a huge funnel in the center of the Tornado going from the sky to the ground, where a vacuum is created and everything nearby is drawn in, then drawing a BH analogy, we can assume that the Black "funnel" is in the center of the galaxy, which is also The nearby nearby (by cosmic standards, our sun is close to the β€œfunnel”) also comes from the cosmic sky to the cosmic earth. I hope you understand the essence of my words.
    Β  I will add: according to this idea, when our solar system is pulled into a black funnel, it will be thrown down and flatten out on the way (depending on the forces of gravity) as it happens in Tornado.

  46. LF X ProductionzZ says

    Does that mean it could swallow up the earth one day??

  47. Anatoli Tihomirov says

    Where did all that technology boost came from. Before 200 years there was no radio and now we can see even the black hole on other galaxy. This is getting interesting for the next few centuries. I hope memes doesn't destroy it tho (joke) πŸ˜…

  48. Yash Mandre says

    Great video dude…. Loved it.. Keep up..

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