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 • 25 045

  • BRO edits
    BRO edits Day ago

    Him: I could stare qt this image for a long time
    Me: no balls

  • RepThePoop Roblox

    Can shhience do an expirament?
    Trow ur phone that has ,, Live " on and see whats inside!

    HOSAAMFTW - Day ago

    I ain't nerd so idk wag1 wiv dis😂

  • Karen Garcia
    Karen Garcia Day ago

    Why do I fell like they put a black background with like a donut and then they just put the donut on fire...

  • Communism isn't cancer

    Wow, didn't know NASA uses android to take photos of extraterrestrial objects.

  • Dan LE Trinh Hoang

    Hey!should we be frightened now.I mean we don’t exactly know the speed of a black hole travel. No I mean the black holes could be any where,travel to earth ,and eat the rest of galaxy milkay.

  • Kai Growtopia
    Kai Growtopia Day ago

    I Remembered Interstellar

  • Ennouri Fouad
    Ennouri Fouad Day ago

    The black hole was spoken about by the Holy Quran more than 4000 years ago

  • Emman
    Emman Day ago

    Stop explaining why the pic is so blurry to stupid people who would just complain not appreciate.

  • Spidey Parker
    Spidey Parker Day ago +1

    Come one....this is not the first picture of the black hole.
    *Go check out Interstellar*

  • Roy Porter
    Roy Porter Day ago

    Can 2 atoms occupy the same space at the same time? They can if separated by time! Due to the slowing and almost stopping of time due to a black hole, the curvature of time is excessive, causing matter to be buffered in time, stacking up on itself only separated by femtoseconds (Yocto-seconds is probably more correct) or simply, the curvature of time. Hence, matter can seemingly occupy the same space. (Infinite time curvature equals infinite density, like before the big bang?) time-factor-theory.

  • Joshua Louden
    Joshua Louden Day ago

    Anyone else hear the halo reach soundtrack in the background?

    • Mahmoud M
      Mahmoud M Day ago

      Any one else realized that the end of the world is very near and the people should know why they are created??? All this things in quran and that dark hole you can find it in quran for 1440 years ago

  • Bruce Welty
    Bruce Welty Day ago

    Several issues about this being a black hole. NOT the only possibility.

  • Kng Kylie
    Kng Kylie Day ago

    I wish Stephen would see this

  • Voken
    Voken Day ago +1

    *is it me or does it look like a donut*

  • Jarno Datema
    Jarno Datema Day ago

    *It’s coming for us*

  • Tomáš Holec
    Tomáš Holec Day ago

    I have an earth-sized telescope in my backyard. I would have let them use it, if they asked me nicely.

  • Neith Rudis
    Neith Rudis Day ago

  • Nor Effendi
    Nor Effendi Day ago

    Thanos is coming

  • Samurai Ro Ghoul

    I thought it's just a face of OwO but orange

  • Pratap Thapa
    Pratap Thapa Day ago

    Scientists: We have took the first ever picture of a black hole.
    People: Why is this so blurry??
    Scientists: We are scientists, not a photographer!!🖕😂

  • [GD]Shhanddu78
    [GD]Shhanddu78 Day ago

    *_DoEs ThIs MeAn ThaT tHe BlAcKhOle IS GoInG To suCk uS up?_*
    Please don't be dirty minded lmao

  • Kaptan Gezer
    Kaptan Gezer Day ago

    Blackhole means to me = imagine the univers as a balloon, which is needled by several stings...
    way out of universe, am I wrong?

  • byzantium ĞŔeek Gamer

    eye of sans

  • gamecruncher1
    gamecruncher1 Day ago

    What utter garbage!! A composite image of a small area of the sky. You say it is proof that black holes exist. If I take a photo of a white blur does it prove Polar Bears exist? This is exactly what is wrong with "science " today. Conclusions based on scant evidence treated as fact.

  • A True Capalot
    A True Capalot Day ago

    How can they see a 56M light years away but can’t see one that 26M light years away?

  • Islam Adams
    Islam Adams Day ago +2

    Quran mentioned black holes 1400 years ago 😊

    • The Amizo
      The Amizo Day ago

      It didn't mention it, It just said
      (1)They are running stars.

      (2)They are veiled or receded .

      (3)They are sweeping stars .
      Therefore not actually mentioning but describing it, Which turns out to be all false. Correct if I am wrong.

  • Deimos Phob
    Deimos Phob Day ago

    Maybe once we find out how to measure the size of an electron we'll be able to see a black hole in HD

  • Muhammad Hasnain
    Muhammad Hasnain Day ago +2

    I can make this pic my photo editor

  • Muhammad Hasnain
    Muhammad Hasnain Day ago +1


  • Kevlar
    Kevlar Day ago +1

    Scientists: spent years to take the image

    People: *wHy Is ThE iMaGe So fUzZy?/?*

  • AJSP Tech
    AJSP Tech Day ago

    sir i want to use your background music in my science vdo..plzz help me

  • Abdullah No Last Name

    Subhan Allah

  • Maka Paka
    Maka Paka Day ago

    Interesing, what is in the black hole :/
    Sorry for my English, I'm from polish, and I'm not Perfect English Talking polish girl :/

  • Abby_FlowerTale
    Abby_FlowerTale Day ago

    Aiiiiii yaaii yaaaiiiiiiiiii
    What else is the next lie?
    Shrek is gonna invade the swamps?

  • Ethereal Forest
    Ethereal Forest Day ago

    so guys, we did it

  • Rafa Peris Salvador

    What would be capable of 200 scientists that had the goal of improving human life from a systems theory point of view, in order that we could be not 200 but 2000 scientists working o a same common good goal? or 20,000? or 200,000 scientists?
    I got amazed by people who are capable of understanding black holes behavior but not human behavior and realize that almost all problems on Earth are caused by trade or the need for trade.
    Do you want a more scientific world? Get rid off trade! It is feasible, but it is going to be hard work. Probably your worst enemy is yourself. So make yourself a favor and move away from your comfort zone and from what you think you already know and start making some positive change in your life by looking at,, and Embrace a new way of thinking about the world and ourselves.

  • Scott Vigil
    Scott Vigil Day ago

    Look into this take on black holes. By the Thunderbolts project plasma science research team.
    A black hole should not have a shiny donut shaped event horizon. That would infer that it's gravity is only along the equator.
    If there is a visible event horizon it would be spherical. But an event horizon shouldn't be visible at all.
    This is most likely a plasmoid. They emit burritos and gamma Ray's and come in all shapes, even donuts (torus)


    To know more about black hole .Watch this video .

  • Aman Solanki
    Aman Solanki Day ago +1

    If we can predict what the black hole looks like before even seeing it, and after taking picture of it it looks same how we have been describing it. So this theory goes same for the Grey Aliens ?

  • trancelistic
    trancelistic Day ago +1

    Can you study 5g pls. I think you're the dude for it

    PUBG KILKER DZ Day ago +1

    Please translite
    قبل 1400 سنة ذكر الله تعالى في كتابه القرءان الكريم انه هناك ثقوب سوداء واوضح الكثير من الاشياء العلمية والفلكية في كتابه لعلكم تهتدون

      PUBG KILKER DZ Day ago

      +cardaroy سورة التكوير

    • cardaroy
      cardaroy Day ago

      Give us an extract from this "Quran" about the black holes

  • Akshay Mali
    Akshay Mali Day ago +4

    Why did they not include Hubble Telescope in their project ? As it's already in space and would've helped capturing a more clear picture of a Black Hole !

    • Akshay Mali
      Akshay Mali Day ago

      +Yasir Kadhim Was this from the same project ? And they included Hubble in the picture which was posted by scientists !?

    • Yasir Kadhim
      Yasir Kadhim Day ago


    PUBG KILKER DZ Day ago +1

    Before 1400 year's Allah our God Tell to Homan in the book of Muslims Quran there is a black holes imagine before 1400 year's thanks God

  • ZRC ZombsRed
    ZRC ZombsRed Day ago +1

    If they want a telescope size of our earth name it ForkKnife cause cause there is a telescope named apex ☺

  • Incredible World
    Incredible World Day ago +1

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  • Tarikul Islam
    Tarikul Islam Day ago

    খুব ভালো হয়েছে।। thank you for your informative Video. 😊💕

  • Blue Ice
    Blue Ice Day ago

    we need amine BLACK HOLE

  • DektorTV
    DektorTV Day ago


    We. Are. Dead.

  • Alexis_lxl_ 123
    Alexis_lxl_ 123 Day ago +3

    It’s sad to think that if Steven Hawkins had lived for just 1 more year and he would have been able to see this, 😐 that his life’s work went towards.

  • hamam M
    hamam M Day ago +1


  • Joaquín Casas Cortés

    So hawkings dies just before the year this is bs you know.

  • hamam M
    hamam M Day ago +1

    We born to late to see first set human on moon
    We born to fast to see human exploring galaxy
    But we are generation that can see pictures of blackhole

  • Shaum 3li
    Shaum 3li Day ago +1

    Nothing new, GOD already say that in QURAN BEFORE 1400 YEARS.

  • Sunset
    Sunset Day ago +10

    * Puts on glasses *
    * Checks quality *

    I give up.

    *edit* I get it the black hole is far away :-)

  • Ayu Ratna
    Ayu Ratna Day ago

    Its looks like an eye

  • Lioric Lionheart

    Wish this happened a bit earlier, since it was only recently that Hawking passed away. He’d be happy to see this. Truly a huge milestone for science and astronomy.

  • espacio hexadimencional serna

    u have to see: new eyes on space: james webb telescope Dr.michel resstler. time: 6:00 on the left side of the picture you may see clear a hole. Everything is a hologram - everything is obout the same but no way jose this is not a black hole

  • _ShadowShot _
    _ShadowShot _ Day ago

    Great thing discovered by scientists!
    What do we do?
    We make a meme out of it!

  • Abcd Efg
    Abcd Efg Day ago +1

    I know this from memes

  • Dr Shrekyll Beans

    It looks like an eye, and it's watching us.

  • Squidy
    Squidy Day ago

    New theory: This comment is flat

  • Poison Wolf
    Poison Wolf Day ago

    I could just make my fingers in a circle and put a flashlight on it and there black gole

  • Os / Hs
    Os / Hs Day ago

    It looks flat to me

  • Suck My Sniper
    Suck My Sniper Day ago

    Scientists: take long ass amount of years to finally take a black hole but they finally do it
    12 year olds: why is it blurry

    THEGAMINGDORITO 58 Day ago +7

    Well, if it’s pointed at us.

    Why we no move earth somewhere else??

  • Johnnytube HD
    Johnnytube HD Day ago +1

    That’s someone pulling a fast one


    You got nekked

  • West_Coast_Riley

    Would all black holes look like that with the orange ring?

  • Jacob Wattenphul

    I'm honestly interested in knowing if this actually an image of a black hole. I've stumbled across the the idea that Plasmoids are at the center of these anomalies. I value your opinion and would love to see you do a video comparing the two theories of black holes and plasmoids being the cause of these high energy phenomena. I found the idea of Plasmoids in this video:

  • Quality _
    Quality _ Day ago

    and years from now somebody's gonn say you remember the day they took the first photo of a black hole?

  • 王兆成
    王兆成 Day ago

    I wanna eat that doughnut.

  • Jerzy Święcicki

    Sure would love a desktop screensaver of the simulation around 1:55

  • The Crazie
    The Crazie Day ago

    Naaah it's just a donut

  • Technic Cry
    Technic Cry Day ago

    Soooo... are we fucked or not?

  • rushhour killa
    rushhour killa Day ago +3

    When I see a pic that is not blury af and one that is not computer reconstructed, or CGI done for better "understanding", then I'll believe that they really found a black hole. Until then, as far as we know, this could be a picture of someone's rectum.

    EGG GAMER Day ago +2

    We know what a black hole looks like now and there are stil some guys that things the earth is flat ITS 2019 DANGIT

  • goldvine
    goldvine Day ago +1

    Black hole: u cant film me.
    Random science guys: NANI?!!

  • ALz
    ALz Day ago

    here from pewdiepie

  • swaggy baloch
    swaggy baloch Day ago

    But what does a black hole do ?
    I mean what is its function?

  • Fredgast
    Fredgast Day ago

    i feel like the environmental issues are more important right now than all of these space experiments

  • K Clark
    K Clark Day ago

    They could say the black hole is 344390403909430 trillion gazillion quintillion miles away and you gullible morons would eat it right up, without question. Truly sad world we live in.

  • Xyber Jay
    Xyber Jay Day ago

    Well Guys Just Know that our future kids and there kids kids kids and there kids are fucked lmao

  • Xyber Jay
    Xyber Jay Day ago

    Best Anime Character Ever

  • Vin Shzn
    Vin Shzn Day ago +1

    It's blurry

  • Diario de un Sexalescente

    I am blasted by this info, awesome physics, super smart homo super sapiens

  • Covex
    Covex Day ago

    Oh the memes even a black hole is not safe

  • Windyworm
    Windyworm Day ago

    I still don't buy-in to light not having mass.
    It's certainly true we can't measure it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have it.

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann Day ago

      Windyworm, that would throw a pretty big fork into the Theory of Relativity, which states that massless particles asymptotically approach, but can never reach, the speed of light. The idea is not entirely out of the question, though.

  • MH Onshu
    MH Onshu Day ago

    Allah already say about black hole in Holy Quran 81: 16 😇

  • SENDsing
    SENDsing Day ago

    well, It's not shocked
    I discovered it 5 years ago, by watching a movie.

  • Muhammad Zulhafiz

    Proud to be malaysian👏

  • Yannick Thijs
    Yannick Thijs 2 days ago

    Why does the black hole not get red/blue shifted? Since the photons are moving towards us, making it brighter, surely it should also be blue shifted. Can anybody explain?


    I am 10 and now I know how much I need to learn to be a scientist XD

  • J C
    J C 2 days ago

    My Display Photo is also a Black Hole thought i edited some of it.

  • Ram Babu Ray
    Ram Babu Ray 2 days ago

    It's a brilliant discovery by scientists

  • mash made
    mash made 2 days ago

    might be a plasmoid not a black hole

  • Apache Sakai
    Apache Sakai 2 days ago

    Since we cannot see inside the Black Hole because light cannot escape the Gravity, But we may see what is inside in the future, we can use others method than light to see, Maybe some sort of Radiation may escape the black hole and we can use a third eyes to see, Remember!! Human are smart , Curious & intelligence !!!!

  • Ahab the Elder Yautja

    Why did you use my *private hole* pic for your thumbnail? Did you put a camera in my toilet?

  • قناة نور عقلك madhoon

    سلام عليكم
    . . الثقوب السوداء في القرآن من 1400 سنة ! ..
    الناس اللي منبهرة من صورة الثقب الأسود اللي ظهرت دي لمجرد إن واحد زي آينشتاين أو غيره اتكلموا من زمان عن احتمال وجود أجسام غريبة لها جاذبية شديدة بتجذب أي شيء في الفضاء .. فلما شافوها النهاردة قالوا واااو ده طلع كلامهم صح ! .. ماشي يا عم ليك حق تنبهر (مع إن الصورة مبكسلة ومش واضحة أصلا) .. اقرأ بقى معايا السطور اللي جاية دي وشوف هاتفضل منبهر ولا لا ؟ .. في البداية الثقوب السوداء باختصار بتنشأ نتيجة إنتهاء عُمر أحد النجوم بسبب انتهاء وقوده .. وده بيؤدي زي ما الكتاب بيقول [[ لانهيار النجم على نفسه ]] وكإن واحد بلع نفسه ! فيختفي وينطفي نوره ويتحول لكتلة كثيفة جدا جاذبيتها قادرة على جذب أي شيء حتى الضوء ! ..
    ربنا في القرآن أقسم من 1400 سنة بإحدى مخلوقاته العظيمة وقال : { فَلَا أُقسِمُ بِالخُنَّسِ * الجَوَارِ الكُنَّسِ } .. والخُنَّس إسم جمع مشتق من الفعل ( خَنَسَ ) يعني : اختفى أو غابَ أو انطفاءَ أو أظلَمَ .. فربنا هنا أقسم بحاجات مختفية أو مظلمة ! .. طب صفاتها إيه الحاجات المختفية أو المظلمة دي يارب ؟ .. قالك : { جوارٍ كُنَّس } .. جوارٍ : يعني بتجري .. و كُنَّس : جاية من الكَنْس يعني بتكنس .. أيوة بتكنس الغبار الكوني وبقايا النجوم زي ما المكنسة الكهربا كده أو المقشة بتكنس البيت ! .. يعني ربنا بيُقسم بمخلوقات خفية بتجري وبتكنس !! .. وده نفس الوصف العلمي للثقوب السوداء بالظبط ! :
    (it creates an immense gravitational pull not unlike an invisible cosmic vacuum cleaner. As it moves, it sucks in all matter in its way - not even light can escape) ...
    الترجمة : (أشياء لها قوة جذب هائلة وكأنها مكانس كونية غير مرئية تتحرك وتمتص كل شيء أثناء تحركها حتى الضوء) ! .. والقرآن اختصر التعريف ده في 3 كلمات بس : ( خُنَّس - جَوارِ- كُنَّس ) !!
    علماء تفسير القرآن من زمان فسروا الآيتين دول واتجهوا في كل تفسيراتهم (للفضاء بس !) .. ففي اللي قال الآيات تقصد النجوم .. وفي اللي قال تقصد الكواكب .. لكنهم مقدروش يوصلوا برضو لوصف دقيق لتفسير الآيتين دول .. نظراً لضعف علم الفلك في وقتهم واللي كان بالنسبة لهم عبارة عن شمس وقمر وكواكب وشوية نجوم وأبراج .. لكن كتير منهم قربوا من المعنى المقصود من الآيات وقالوا هي : النجوم .. والثقوب السوداء دي نجوم فعلا .. بس ماتت وصفاتها اتغيرت ! .. لكن هما مقدروش يقولوا كدة صراحةً لصعوبة تصور حاجة زي كدة في وقتهم ! .. بس يظل ده إنجاز عظيم للمفسرين الأوائل أبهرني الصراحة ..
    لكن اللي أبهرني أكتر بقى وقشعر جسمي :
    إن الآيتين دول في سورة التكوير .. وأول آية في سورة التكوير بتقول : { إذا الشمسُ كُوِّرَت } .. وكلنا عارفين إن الشمس دي نجم .. لكن هل كلنا عارفين معنى كلمة كُوِّرَت ؟؟ مش يعني بقت كورة ! .. لأ .. هي كورة أصلا .. معنى كلمة (كُوِّرَت) في كتب التفسير : [[ انضمت على نفسها ثم انطفأت ]] اه والله كتب التفسير قايلة كدة من 1400 سنة !!! .. فهل دي إشارة إن الشمس هاتتحول لثقب أسود ؟؟؟
    بيؤكد الكلام ده أكتر .. الآية رقم (9) من سورة (القيامة) واللي بتقول : { فَإِذَا بَرِقَ الْبَصَرُ (7) وَخَسَفَ الْقَمَرُ (8) وَجُمِعَ الشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ (9) يَقُولُ الْإِنسَانُ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَيْنَ الْمَفَرُّ } .. الآية رقم (9) بتقول : (جُمِعَ الشمس والقمر) .. مش يعني دخلوا في بعض ! .. لأ .. جُمِعوا يعني اتفقوا في الصفة .. ولو رجعنا للآية اللي ورا على طول هانلاقي ربنا بيقول إن القمر هايحصل له خسوف يعني (هايضلم) .. والشمس لو هاتتفق معاه في الصفة .. يعني ((هاتضلم)) !! .. سيدنا عبد الله بن عباس قال من 1400 سنة في تفسير الآية دي : (( جُمِعَ الشمس والقمر : أي قُرِنَ بينهما فيكونان أسودين مكورين مظلمين )) !!! .. فهل دي إشارة لانطفاء الشمس (طبعا بعد خروجها من المغرب) ؟؟ .. واللي معناه تحولها لثقب اسود ؟؟ .. الله أعلم ..
    واللي هايقول : طب هانشوف ازاي يوم القيامة ومصدر الضوء الوحيد بتاعنا انطفى ؟؟ .. فربنا وضَّح لنا كل حاحة وقال عن يوم القيامة : { وَأشرَقَتِ الأرْضُ بنورِ رَبِّها } .. وأظن ده تأكيد أقوى إلى دور الشمس هاينتهي فعلا وهاتبقى مجرد جسم معتم !! .. واللي هايقول إن الكلام ده غلط لإن الشمس نجم صغير جداً ومستحيل تتحول لثقب أسود .. لإن العلم بيقول إن الثقوب السوداء بتتكون في النجوم الضخمة بس .. فأحب أرد عليه بآيتين .. الأولى : { وَمَا أوتيتُم مِنَ العِلم إلَّا قَليلاً } .. والثانية : { إِنَّمَا أَمرُهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ شَيئًا أَن يَقُولَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُون } .. ربنا يرحم سيدنا عبد الله بن عباس والمفسرين الأوائل للقرآن .. كان عندهم تصوُّر للحاجات اللي احنا منبهرين بيها النهاردة ! ..
    في النهاية محدش يقول إن العلم بيأكِّد صحة الدين ! .. لأ .. بل الدين هو اللي بيأكد صحة ما توصَّل إليه العلم ..
    وهايفضل القرآن كدة يبهرنا بأسراره في كل عصر .. ففي عصر اللغة أعجَز أفصح الشعراء .. وفي عصر العلم النهاردة بيعجز أكبر العلماء بوصفه الدقيق للكون .. فهل في عصر تاني القرآن هايعجز البشرية فيه ؟ ولا دي آخر عصور البشرية ؟؟ ..
    ابراهيم مدهون
    إخواني ارجو منكم إشتراك و دعم القناة نور عقلك. . .

  • Jhon mark’s Vlogs
    Jhon mark’s Vlogs 2 days ago

    Oh i thought this is just hand lel

  • Michael Korshe
    Michael Korshe 2 days ago

    I love the way you are