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A Picture of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

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  • Апублікавана 11 Тра 2022
  • This is an image of the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
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    Image of Sgr A* from EHT collaboration
    Event Horizon Telescope collaboration: ve42.co/EHT
    Animations from The Relativistic Astrophysics group, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Massive thanks to Prof. Luciano Rezzolla, Dr Christian Fromm and Dr Alejandro Cruz-Osorio.
    A huge thanks to Prof. Peter Tuthill and Dr Manisha Caleb for feedback on earlier versions of this video and helping explain VLBI.
    Great video by Thatcher Chamberlin about VLBI here - by-clips.com/video/Y8rAHTvpJbk/відэа.html
    Animations and simulations with English text:
    L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    Video of stars going around Sgr A* from European Southern Observatory
    Video zooming into the center of our galaxy from European Southern Observatory
    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: Inconcision, Kelly Snook, TTST, Ross McCawley, Balkrishna Heroor, Chris LaClair, Avi Yashchin, John H. Austin, Jr., OnlineBookClub.org, Dmitry Kuzmichev, Matthew Gonzalez, Eric Sexton, john kiehl, Anton Ragin, Diffbot, Micah Mangione, MJP, Gnare, Dave Kircher, Burt Humburg, Blake Byers, Dumky, Evgeny Skvortsov, Meekay, Bill Linder, Paul Peijzel, Josh Hibschman, Mac Malkawi, Michael Schneider, jim buckmaster, Juan Benet, Ruslan Khroma, Robert Blum, Richard Sundvall, Lee Redden, Vincent, Stephen Wilcox, Marinus Kuivenhoven, Clayton Greenwell, Michael Krugman, Cy 'kkm' K'Nelson, Sam Lutfi, Ron Neal
    Written by Derek Muller
    Animation by Ivy Tello, Mike Radjabov, Maria Raykova
    Filmed by Petr Lebedev

Каментарыі • 9 344

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache 21 годину таму +10

    Absolutely jaw dropping how inconceivably huge these supermassive black holes are. I always love it when Veritasium delves into the topic of space.

  • Suchithra S
    Suchithra S 16 годин таму +422

    The world needs teachers like him! Watched many videos about Sgr A* imaging and none of them explained it as clearly and simple as he did! I am marking this video as my black hole reference.

  • Lonely Sandwich
    Lonely Sandwich 16 годин таму +695

    The way you describe the 'Earth sized" telescope at 10 minutes was so perfect.

  • 10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment
    10 ON 10 - Travel & Entertainment 11 годин таму +6

    universe is so crazy to grasp, at one time you get the feeling of existential crisis on the another instance you want to fly in the space and see what all is happening in the space, sometimes you feel if you had the superpower to go back in time that would have been great...

  • L B
    L B 14 годин таму +72

    This was so rewarding to watch and fascinating to learn how far we’ve come in proving black holes exist. In my college astronomy texts from just two decades ago it was all still considered just theoretical. Thanks Veritasium!

  • Fadi Afa Al-Refaee
    Fadi Afa Al-Refaee 12 годин таму +15

    Hello Derek, I applaud as excitedly as I can what you do; thrilled my pre-teen children look forward to each of your videos and deeply satisfied and comforted when they walk away fascinated and excited how they learned a fundamental and complex concept that might have otherwise been too difficult to grasp. I feel less disappointed as a father bent on staying in "scientist" mode that you and the videos you deliver exist! You have my eternal gratitude and my undying support!

  • Advesh Darvekar
    Advesh Darvekar 21 годину таму +3

    This is hands down the best explanation of a black hole I've ever heard.

  • Naresh Cherukuri
    Naresh Cherukuri 16 годин таму +54

    Your dedication and interest to make us understand the concepts are extremely adorable. This is the best explanation I have ever seen on the internet.

  • seeni gzty
    seeni gzty 7 годин таму +4

    As always, truly quality work! Thank you for all the hard work you put into these videos! Feels like a professional documentary every time

  • Great A'Tuin
    Great A'Tuin 2 години таму

    Thank you so much for the visualisations. Even though I am interested in astrophysics for decades, I found few explanations which show in a simple yet accurate way how astrophysics actually work.

  • 89erbenny
    89erbenny 4 години таму

    Question is: If we already have used the Earth's diameter-sized telescopes, we cannot expect sharper images of black holes until we have observing satellite dishes with distances to each others larger than the diameter of the Earth, right? :(

  • Dru Nature
    Dru Nature 2 години таму

    wow our level of science and tech is truly mind boggling. when you said we would need a planet sized telescope my heart sank, but to learn that we already thought of the solution to this problem and have implemented it, amazing! THis is the best video I've seen to deconstruct and explain the black hole image and the real significance it is, what a breakthrough!

  • hecker
    hecker 19 годин таму +1

    More space please. This was absolutely amazing. Thanks.

  • Nat Levasseur
    Nat Levasseur 9 годин таму +6

    Thank you for explaining how the image was obtained. I love learning about the science and techniques used to arrive at a discovery, or in this case, in getting an image of something so incredibly far away.

  • Sudip Bishwakarma
    Sudip Bishwakarma 18 годин таму

    This is mind bending. Your explanation is so easy to grasp given the complexity of the subject matter. Now I have some level of understanding when I look at the image. Thanks! 😁

  • Rameshwar Shi
    Rameshwar Shi 7 годин таму +1

    Would love to see simulation of Black Hole created with the help of Meta Materials.

  • TC
    TC 7 годин таму +4

    Idk, there’s something hunting and beautiful about the finality of the theoretical existence of an object as mind bending as a black hole; let alone a supermassive black hole in our own backyard. It’s as awesome as it is frightening.

  • MrMattie725
    MrMattie725 21 годину таму +2

    The craziest thing to me is that these images just confirm our theories. We had visuals of black holes purely based on the Maths. A random guy on the street could have a decent image of a black hole because a movie did the effort to represent it correctly (minus the lighter and darker parts). And only a few years later, we manage to take a picture which just happens to be exactly what we expected.

  • Mike Delgrande
    Mike Delgrande 9 годин таму +5

    Man, thank you for making these videos. I’ve been obsessed with astronomy and Astro physics my entire life but you somehow have a way of explaining things that helps me to understand better than ever. I’ve thought about that image of a black hole from interstellar for years now trying to figure out why it looked the way it did. I knew it had a lot to do with the mass and warping of space time but this video is so informative. Thanks again for the great content.

  • E
    E 12 годин таму +10