First Image of a Black Hole!

  • Published on Apr 10, 2019
  • 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

Comments • 22 308

  • MrPikachu22
    MrPikachu22 4 hours ago

    wow so much detail!

  • Freakseid
    Freakseid 14 hours ago

    *Zap:* "Magnify that death sphere!.... Why is it still blurry?"
    *Kif:* "That's all the resolution we have. Making it bigger doesn't make it clearer."
    *Zap:* "It does on CSI Miami."

  • Twice FAN
    Twice FAN Day ago

    So creamy. That hole

  • Twice FAN
    Twice FAN Day ago

    It's weard

  • S L
    S L Day ago

    Stephen hawking was right!

  • Xenifer Evan
    Xenifer Evan Day ago +1

    What happens when a black hole dies?▶️

  • Bryan O'Shea
    Bryan O'Shea Day ago

    cool bruv

  • Cornflake 007
    Cornflake 007 2 days ago

    This is literally one of the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m speechless.

  • Azuranc
    Azuranc 2 days ago +1

    If Einstein lived another 64 years he could've seen the first image of a black hole :(

  • J. Busch
    J. Busch 2 days ago

    Super Mario galaxy 2 predicted the black hole’s appearance

  • Emily Van Nevel
    Emily Van Nevel 2 days ago

    Your videos are amazing!!!

  • veena devesar
    veena devesar 3 days ago +1

    That line was 150,000,000 times the length of our solar system

    DARREN JUDGE 3 days ago

    Who else hears halo reach music?

  • 12sava78 8
    12sava78 8 4 days ago

    It looks like a burger ring
    for all you Australians

  • Zuhair Mahmud
    Zuhair Mahmud 4 days ago +2

    Is that a floating 🍩?!

  • Arafat Sahin
    Arafat Sahin 4 days ago

    A questions: I thought light in space is always white, isnt that right?

    • Arafat Sahin
      Arafat Sahin 2 days ago

      @Gnome Ann Oh okay. Thanks

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 2 days ago

      Arafat Sahin, I don’t think light in space is always white. You might be thinking of the sun, which appears white in space, but not (usually) on earth due to atmospheric conditions. The color of light is mainly determined by the electromagnetic spectrum, with the beginning of the rainbow occurring at lower frequencies, and the end of the rainbow at higher frequencies. If something emits much more of one frequency, the light will appear in that color.

    • Arafat Sahin
      Arafat Sahin 4 days ago

      Is it because the telescope is on earth?

  • c:
    c: 4 days ago

    ok now people can believe aliens are real

  • Mathew Adams
    Mathew Adams 4 days ago +1

    *almost straight at us, almost perpendicular, almost at the edge of what we can see .. I almost believed you idiot* 😂😂😂

  • rabin sivadev
    rabin sivadev 4 days ago

    Sad thing that Hawking was not alive to see this. God rest his soul

  • Black Hole
    Black Hole 4 days ago +2

    I wasn't ready to take the picture!!

  • Radosław Babik
    Radosław Babik 5 days ago

    The picture shows the outline of the black hole by reaching the light around it.
    If someone believes that a photo of a black hole can be taken, first of all not in the visible light

  • Vivekanand Upadhye
    Vivekanand Upadhye 5 days ago +4

    Year 2953: humans to setup telescopes on black hole to observe Earth

  • Akash Rout
    Akash Rout 5 days ago +1

    Sir am from india . Sir my query is that how is possible to take picture of black hole .theoritically it violets the law of physics.

    • Akash Rout
      Akash Rout 6 hours ago

      But sir if light is not escape by its strong gravitational pull how can we able to see the reflection and hence the picture

    • CursedContent_
      CursedContent_ 6 hours ago

      We can’t look at its shadow but we are capable to see the disk

  • James Lyman
    James Lyman 6 days ago

    Yay, they exist!

  • Faless painful
    Faless painful 6 days ago

    Scientists changes the picture quality to 1080p
    Camera changes to 360p
    Sceintist :AM I A JOKE TO YOU

  • Ze
    Ze 6 days ago

    1:48 it is so trippy that brain.exe is not responding and triggers epilepsy

  • Alfred Xavier ct
    Alfred Xavier ct 7 days ago +2

    If we fell into a blackhole some say i we will go into a another dimension but what if someone in that dimesion fell into their black hole.

  • White Tiger Studios
    White Tiger Studios 7 days ago


  • ResearcherOne
    ResearcherOne 7 days ago

    Don't panic. That's just the butthole exit of the reality that were living in.

  • Gacha Wolf101x
    Gacha Wolf101x 7 days ago

    Happy life everyone. Why did God do this

  • Ray Mak
    Ray Mak 8 days ago +1

    Shot with my Huawei p30

  • Ray Mak
    Ray Mak 8 days ago +2

    Made with western digital hard drives

  • Daniel Pirela
    Daniel Pirela 8 days ago +1

    *Insert a Interstellar reference in here*
    -Cooper: We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.

  • Novan rsi
    Novan rsi 8 days ago


  • 사신Raptron666
    사신Raptron666 8 days ago

    It looks so similar to the black hole shown in Interstellar

  • Earth Since Birth
    Earth Since Birth 8 days ago

    Its all fake theres no such thing as blackhole of galaxy or any other space crap they push this satanist fake science to brainwash the mass..

    • [кив]Nugget
      [кив]Nugget Day ago

      Youre a sadness to humanity

    • jeremiaster 2000
      jeremiaster 2000 2 days ago

      Open your eyes and stop being delusional about reality.

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 8 days ago

      Earth Since Birth, if this is a scheme to brainwash the masses, why would they do it? What is so important about celestial objects that would make “them” want us to believe in it?

  • VinBoss
    VinBoss 8 days ago

    Where can i see the first image of a butt hole

  • lord beerus
    lord beerus 8 days ago +1

    to find what is exactly inside a black hole we need to find what is inside a proton,neutron,electron or what is the smallest smallest smallest part of matter.we need more equations.

    • lord beerus
      lord beerus 2 days ago

      @jeremiaster 2000 see we cannot create it.but their is something why quark exist.their may be something small than a quark inside proton, just not simply exist in the universe..i am not trying to create a quark all i want to say is why quark exist.finding these thing can take thousands of is not that simple.nature is full of mystery and their are too many thing to find out.

    • jeremiaster 2000
      jeremiaster 2000 2 days ago

      @lord beerus And a quark is not an element. It's and elemental particle.

    • jeremiaster 2000
      jeremiaster 2000 2 days ago

      @lord beerus It's not simply ''created''. It just exists and is a fundamental building block for neutrons, protons and atoms.

    • lord beerus
      lord beerus 2 days ago

      @jeremiaster 2000 if quark is the smallest element then how quark is created

    • jeremiaster 2000
      jeremiaster 2000 2 days ago


  • W!ld Blizzard
    W!ld Blizzard 8 days ago +1

    The black hole iz soo fuzzzy lol

  • JxF
    JxF 9 days ago

    5.9 million views, 5.9 million subscribers

  • lemma legiti
    lemma legiti 9 days ago

    If we fix a hole in a piece of paper by burning it, or approaching it with a burning cigarette, a similar scheme we see.

  • lemma legiti
    lemma legiti 9 days ago

    It looks like crisis in the middle war

  • Vannile Everheart
    Vannile Everheart 9 days ago +1

    “I wanna congratulate all the scientist for this amazing find”
    Oh yeah, cause I wanted to know that there’s actually such thing as a space monstrosity that can swallow even light itself🙌🏻🤬

  • sinkiy
    sinkiy 9 days ago

    That little thing is bigger than our galaxy

    • sinkiy
      sinkiy 8 days ago

      Gnome Ann Oh ok. I thought one time I read there was a supermassive black hole size of our galaxy lol.

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 8 days ago

      sinkiy, that would be pretty cool and mind boggling, but I don’t think so. I’m not sure where it says the black hole is larger than the Milky Way, but in the article it says this: “the giant black hole is about 11 times as wide as the orbit of Neptune around our sun, researchers said.” This is definitely smaller than our galaxy.

    • sinkiy
      sinkiy 8 days ago

      Gnome Ann but there is a black hole bigger than Milky Way I’ve read right ? A supermassive black hole it’s like 5 times bigger than milky way I forgot the name. This
      Mind = blown

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 8 days ago

      sinkiy, oh ok, that makes much more sense. A black hole larger than our galaxy would be pretty absurd, and would have to contain more than 0.01% of the entire observable universe’s mass.

    • sinkiy
      sinkiy 8 days ago

      Gnome Ann You’re right I was talking about the m87 galaxy is slightly bigger than ours

  • Nicole Mantip
    Nicole Mantip 9 days ago

    So a black hole is 3 dimensional ? I mean it is spherical

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 8 days ago

      Nicole Mantip, it has a circular cross section from whatever angle you look at it if you are far enough away, so it can be described as spherical. As you start to approach it, it begins to lose its shape, though.
      Edit: what I mean by it losing its shape, check near the end of the video. Keep in mind that you never actually enter the hole in this video, it ends right before you do.

  • Point7 Point7
    Point7 Point7 10 days ago

    And Blah, Blah, Blah

  • Stanwill Bautista
    Stanwill Bautista 10 days ago

    Expectation:BLACK HOLE
    Reality: 🍩

    MR GOOOSE 10 days ago

    Why is is so fuzzy well it's really tiny but it is acctully really big
    Wat do u even mean

  • sanjay rohra
    sanjay rohra 10 days ago

    Pheobe told me to not believe in evolution ,but not about black hole

  • the thundershock
    the thundershock 10 days ago +1

    The simulation of the black hole looks like an apple.
    Apples are sick of being eaten they will someday be the ones to eat us!

  • YoungWuukong
    YoungWuukong 11 days ago

    Everyone happy and excited while I’m here wishing black holes never existed

  • Pro lol Oragnal
    Pro lol Oragnal 11 days ago

    What is a arc minute what

  • Mr. Tuna Good Bread
    Mr. Tuna Good Bread 11 days ago

    Wow, all these years I thought it was just one black sphere

  • Alonso Martii
    Alonso Martii 11 days ago +1

    Every single subscriber watched your video. LoL

    POPUP FUN 12 days ago

    5.9 m subcripson 5.9 m views

  • LiquidPhase1307 Phase
    LiquidPhase1307 Phase 12 days ago +28

    Hawking would've been so proud to see this photo
    RIP sir.....

  • gabby e
    gabby e 12 days ago

    You should throw a camera recording at the black hole

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 11 days ago

      gabby e, that would be pretty cool, but we would never see the inside of the hole. In fact, we would never see it enter. If the camera were able to send a video feed to us, and had an internal clock, that clock would nearly freeze, and the video would just show the edge of the hole for trillions of trillions of years.

  • Arindom Sarmah
    Arindom Sarmah 13 days ago

    Notice the views of this video is equal as veritasiums subs

  • Ausv Tisv
    Ausv Tisv 13 days ago

  • YANG Simon
    YANG Simon 13 days ago

    One day you will realize that the Black Hole works extremely like a software API that connects the server to its the client. The only difference is that the Black Hole is a single way API that only sends our information to the other side.

    • YANG Simon
      YANG Simon 13 days ago

      Why they need a black hole to collect information? I think the reason is that the other side does not have sufficient power to process the whole information in real time so they give a speed limit to the light.


    • YANG Simon
      YANG Simon 13 days ago

      The reason why it comes with the end of a star is that there tends to be more information around the star with big mass. Pretty reasonable for a virtual system right?

  • Hassane Cherif
    Hassane Cherif 13 days ago +1

    good presentation

  • Dinkay
    Dinkay 13 days ago +2

    Looks like dr strange/master of the mystic arts students’ portals and thanos’ donut ship

  • Panji Mahesa
    Panji Mahesa 13 days ago

    Wow, scientists of world must commencing a lot of experiments in space conditions like no gravity, no air, no water, sun light feels 400 degree celcius when you facing sun directly and on the darkside will be cold for minus -50 celcius.....even you will be wondering if we alone in universe? Is god, angels, satan, demon, ghost, spirit, exist? If we die on planet earth so what next? Etc....😄

  • Zuhair Mahmud
    Zuhair Mahmud 13 days ago

    Black hole: you will die because you are coming too close to me if you come too close you gonna die!
    Me:* throws Lego brick at black hole*
    Black hole: absorbs the brick
    Black hole:aaah!
    Me:( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Hey hi
    Hey hi 13 days ago

    MIT helped take the picture btw

  • Michał Piskorski
    Michał Piskorski 14 days ago +1

    Now its confirmed, space is a very scary place.

  • Qevon
    Qevon 14 days ago

    What if the black hole is actually a planet?

  • kemi Koku
    kemi Koku 14 days ago +1

    We should be happy and scared.

  • Sharkcraft
    Sharkcraft 14 days ago +4

    There was a flat farther who discredited ALL their work and said that the image was fake, and made one in photoshop that looked way less realistic.

    I can't believe people like this exist -_-

    • Sharkcraft
      Sharkcraft 9 days ago

      @osameyan Olamilekan explain what else would that picture be
      also here is a guy responding to the guy who made the phototshop one:

      seriously tho...
      just trust the scientists... they won't create a hoax because it will ruin their reputation WAAAAY too much if it gets revealed as a hoax

    • Sharkcraft
      Sharkcraft 9 days ago

      @osameyan Olamilekan I'll just leave other people to argue with you.
      I give up. Im never in the mood of messing with idiots
      (although I might reply again to you)

    • osameyan Olamilekan
      osameyan Olamilekan 10 days ago

      @Sharkcraft because they need to give people something to gawk at, to convice them that they are actually working. So more millions of dollars can be pumped into their "research", instead of pumping that money into the society to better lives. There are people living on the street that will benefit from that money.
      About whether it is a blackhole or not. We agree the universe is vast and there are plenty unknowns out there, just because some humans (scientists) have hypothesized the blackhole that they've never seen before does not mean that everything that fits that description is indeed that. Using a basic analogy, a tiger is different from a fox even though they might look alike in 'structure' i.e 2 fore legs and 2 hind legs. If you were to be able to see the form of an animal thousands of kilometers away with your naked eyes, I'm sure you wont really be able to tell the difference cos it will be blurry.
      All those points given is me supposedly believing that the pic is real

    • Sharkcraft
      Sharkcraft 10 days ago

      @osameyan Olamilekan Why would it be fake?
      if the black whole was a lie, why not just lie that they can't be photographed and get on with it.
      also if it's not. black whole. What else would it be?! 0-o

    • osameyan Olamilekan
      osameyan Olamilekan 10 days ago

      @Sharkcraft Exactly my point. How can you just believe that's a blackhole (that's if they exist anyway). Let's agree they do exist, how can they prove that what they actually saw is the blackhole? What if it is something completely different that exists in the cosmos. Its not like they can see matter and light being swallowed into it or anything cos as you said we are light years away. Science as i know it is based on observation that must be consistent before it can be theorized and made a fact. That pic, if real, could be a whole different thing that scientists haven't hypothesized.

  • TheGhostGamer
    TheGhostGamer 14 days ago

    meanwhile NASA with hubble space telescope has images billions of images of black holes filed away

    • Zuhair Mahmud
      Zuhair Mahmud 13 days ago

      Actually the pictures are drawn but this is real footage

  • Chun Kah787
    Chun Kah787 14 days ago

    We gonna die because what if the black hole come nearer when we finally can see it

  • CHR0M0Z0M3
    CHR0M0Z0M3 14 days ago


  • Timothy Clarke
    Timothy Clarke 14 days ago

    Google (Superunknown Soundgarden wiki) typed exactly. You will see the Album cover of a bands 1994 album of which its debut single was "black hole sun". I want to know what others think of the striking similarity to our first images of a black hole. I find it very strange, bizarre, and peculiar. 🤷‍♂️

  • Oliver S
    Oliver S 15 days ago

    So u believe in cartoons?!

    • jeremiaster 2000
      jeremiaster 2000 2 days ago

      What? Ofcourse everyone believes in cartoons! Its not like the drawn pictures are fake or something.

  • Jeremiah Peguero JP
    Jeremiah Peguero JP 15 days ago

    So we are seeing the black hole about 3 million years ago from now

  • Cholo Del rosari0
    Cholo Del rosari0 15 days ago

    With the recent image of the black hole, can we also know about its composition and properties? If so, is it true that only way to solve the theory of quantum gravity, which unifying relativity with quantum mechanics, is in the black hole itself?

    • jeremiaster 2000
      jeremiaster 2000 2 days ago

      I don't think you can prove such a thing just from a blurry picture... I could be wrong.

  • Yazan Majdalawi
    Yazan Majdalawi 15 days ago +2

    But that means that there is some light that wasn't absorbed by the black hole and could come to earth so we saw it...

  • Laween Haji
    Laween Haji 16 days ago +12

    I think it prefers to be called a African American hole

  • Time Keeper
    Time Keeper 16 days ago

    They took 8 picture of nothing in space put it in computer ,made a picture of what a black hole would look like ? Not a pic of black hole

    • CursedContent_
      CursedContent_ 5 hours ago

      They did the simulation to illustrate to what Einstein and Stephen Hawking concept of a black hole should look like side by side with the real thing... the government is not trying to get you you paranoid

    • sanjay rohra
      sanjay rohra 10 days ago +1

      Then they will make a documatry

    • Time Keeper
      Time Keeper 15 days ago

      @Franek Dolas you are not listening to what they are saying people hear what they want to hear ,stop filling in blanks ,listen to Ted talks lady who did this it's a computer simulation of what a black hole would look like from the data they feed the computer .

    • Franek Dolas
      Franek Dolas 15 days ago

      Not exactly like you said. They took real picture of the whole thing, just not at once. Image a regular digital camera. It has a matrix of photosensitive detectors, each representing one pixel of a final image. Here we have those 8 telescopes that were very alike those small detectors inside the camera. And thanks to Earth's rotation we get many more pixels, because the telescopes rotated. Then the computer program was used - but no to simulate, but rather to compose a final image of many "pixels" taken - not at once, but during some time. It's a great simplification, but conveys the idea.

  • GRi A TRi
    GRi A TRi 16 days ago +5

    Don't be fooled guys, Its the logo of AMD Ryzen in 144p
    dammit NASA playing with us again.

  • Itz Ashley
    Itz Ashley 16 days ago

    *_Space dont exist_*

  • Lou Aubrey Cañedo
    Lou Aubrey Cañedo 18 days ago

    when it reach us i will be happy to see it. in tears. 😊

  • Aliyah Profeta
    Aliyah Profeta 18 days ago +1

    it's doctor strange's magic portal.

  • Anurag Verma
    Anurag Verma 18 days ago

    What is expected weight of whole matter of universe....what will be schwarzschild radius of it... How big bang explains d universe came out of its schwarzschild radius

  • Hamza Saeed
    Hamza Saeed 18 days ago

    I am paying more attention to the fact that he has 5.8 million subscribers and 5.8 million views in this video.
    (As of June 7, 2019)

  • M00tjee hadd
    M00tjee hadd 18 days ago

    Hahaha science just discover this we muslims new this for more than thousand years it was already described in our holy book.. if youre interested look at this

    • CursedContent_
      CursedContent_ 5 hours ago

      You know in the Bible god said let their be light, then scientists billions of years ago come out with the Big Bang theory... because there’s something that can represent a scientific phenomena in which ever holy doesn’t mean that specific phenomena was explained in that such way...

    • jeremiaster 2000
      jeremiaster 2000 2 days ago

      This all happened by chance. Don't brag retard.

  • Krma Krma
    Krma Krma 18 days ago +5

    Why is it in 144p
    Thought they had light speed frames

    • Thanos
      Thanos 10 days ago +1

      I hope this is a joke.

  • Anissah Eugene
    Anissah Eugene 18 days ago +3

    Me: Wait, that means me too....

  • Masterful Meditation
    Masterful Meditation 18 days ago

    You will find later - this picture of a Black Hole is a FAKE

  • Levin
    Levin 18 days ago

    Why is it so blurry

    Fight me

  • Tigeeer J
    Tigeeer J 18 days ago

    Why does space gotta be like this

  • Han Rebecca
    Han Rebecca 19 days ago

    I wanna go there

  • crazeeborg
    crazeeborg 19 days ago

    Black holes suck 😂

  • Prachi Pande
    Prachi Pande 19 days ago +2

    5.8M subs

  • King Santos
    King Santos 19 days ago

    I thought m87 was a gun lol

  • Simitachi
    Simitachi 19 days ago

    I thought it was just a single woman who took the image.

  • Chad LikesFortnite
    Chad LikesFortnite 19 days ago +1

    *Black hole sucks*
    "Ok time to like my comment"

  • MaxVidyStudios
    MaxVidyStudios 19 days ago

    actually I have an earth sized telescope in my room

  • My Imaginary World
    My Imaginary World 19 days ago +18

    Everyone: YAAY!!! :D Finally, we have an image of a black hole!!! This is one of the greatest achievements in astronomy and physics!!! :D
    Idiots: The image is too blurry! >:-( I hate it! >:-(

  • Magic school bus Crash

    Tbh I thought my eye degree escalated to immeasurable heights when I saw that photo at 0:01.