Breakthrough discovery in astronomy: first ever image of a black hole

  • Published on Apr 10, 2019
  • On 10 April 2019 at 15:00 CEST (Brussels time) the European Commission presented a ground-breaking discovery by Event Horizon Telescope - an international scientific collaboration aiming to capture the first image of a black hole by creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope. EU-funded researchers play a key role in the project.
    Black holes are extremely compressed cosmic objects, containing incredible amounts of mass within a tiny region. Their presence affects their surroundings in extreme ways, by warping spacetime and super-heating any material falling into it. The captured image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the constellation of Virgo. This black hole is located 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5-billion times larger than our sun.
    Six press conferences around the world took place simultaneously. In Europe, Commissioner Moedas and lead scientists funded by the European Research Council held a press conference in Brussels to unveil the discovery.
    - Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
    - Prof. Anton Zensus, Director at Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany (Chair of the EHT Collaboration Board)
    - Prof. Heino Falcke, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Chair of the EHT Science Council)
    - Dr Monika Mościbrodzka, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (EHT Working Group Coordinator)
    - Prof. Luciano Rezzolla, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany (EHT Board Member)
    - Prof. Eduardo Ros, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany, (EHT Board Secretary)
    EC press release:!nr97rr
    Scientific press release by EHT:
    More insights by Jonathan O’Callaghan's article:!mb77wB
    Behind the scene with the black hole scientists:!xx46nf
    #EHTBlackHole #BlackHoleDay #RealBlackHole #BlackHoles

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  • No Name
    No Name 11 days ago

    1.1k space denying Flerfers thumbs it down apparently.

  • CarsonOptical
    CarsonOptical 2 months ago

    Telescopes are amazing pieces of equipment. Discover the stars for yourself.

  • Adrian Scott
    Adrian Scott 2 months ago


  • Николай Огрызков

    интересное видео.

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  • Олег Е.В.
    Олег Е.В. 2 months ago

    Изображение впечатляет.

    WARE GEHENA 2 months ago

    Glory hole

  • Marco Marco
    Marco Marco 2 months ago

    11:45 GRANDE ITALIA! 😘

  • GoofyFX
    GoofyFX 3 months ago

    I’m really lucky to be able to live and see this moment i’m so happy 💞

  • nerbah jackson
    nerbah jackson 3 months ago

    The name of the black hole should be Sauron or Gargantua, scientists depicted the black hole with accuracy that's frightening in interstellar.

  • Tim A
    Tim A 3 months ago

    It’s white if you will witness it with your eye and not yellow

  • Frank DiMeglio
    Frank DiMeglio 3 months ago

    Gravity/acceleration involves BALANCED inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. F=ma AND E=mc2 PROVE that ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. GRAVITATIONAL FORCE/ENERGY IS proportional to (or BALANCED with/as) inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Stars together AND stars apart (ON BALANCE), thereby meaning A GALAXY, would be subject to more uniform AND increased relative velocities. Stellar clustering ALSO proves that GRAVITY IS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY. Consider stars TOGETHER AND stars as POINTS ON BALANCE. Consider star formation. Consider a supernova. ALL of SPACE is NECESSARILY ELECTROMAGNETIC/GRAVITATIONAL (IN BALANCE), AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. "Mass"/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. One has to consider how such observations, including "black hole(s)", are possible. Gravity AND ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY are linked AND BALANCED, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Get a good LOOK at what is THE EYE. Consider the supergiant stars. The ability of THOUGHT to DESCRIBE OR RECONFIGURE sensory experience is ULTIMATELY dependent upon the extent to which THOUGHT IS SIMILAR TO sensory experience. THOUGHTS ARE INVISIBLE. Very importantly, outer "space" involves full inertia; AND it is FULLY INVISIBLE AND black.
    By Frank DiMeglio

  • bazlfc12
    bazlfc12 3 months ago

    Dr. Katie Bouman where is she

  • DMGamer99 DMGamer99
    DMGamer99 DMGamer99 3 months ago

    8:24, as a 14 year old science nerd I cannot describe how amazing this discovery is. Thank you scientists you made my life have meaning.

  • William Kahley
    William Kahley 3 months ago

    Goes to say we are not alone

  • anen mongro
    anen mongro 3 months ago

    Black hole is black hole million lights away..What bout world peace?????

  • Amir swat
    Amir swat 3 months ago

    Now we have a black hole!!

  • WA Canada
    WA Canada 3 months ago

    Why does nobody care?😔

  • GSequencer
    GSequencer 3 months ago

    What degree has the event horizon and what vector has the force beyond it?

  • Tahir Rehman
    Tahir Rehman 3 months ago

    My heartiest congratulations to all Scientists who made efforts to prove Surah e Najam right...and to prove Albert Einstein right.. big day for human kind..

  • GSequencer
    GSequencer 3 months ago

    how much computing power does it take to transform the data?

    GARY SARGSYAN 3 months ago

    While aliens are watching this and laughing at us....

  • psysonator
    psysonator 3 months ago

    cgi very cool .

  • Doctor BeBop
    Doctor BeBop 3 months ago

    It looks like . . . a hole of some type . . . a hole that is . . . black . . . a black hole!

  • link9a link9a
    link9a link9a 3 months ago

    yes cool ...BUT ...all this big news for only 1 pic seriously ? they cant have more than 1 or some video or.whatever ….

  • Adam
    Adam 3 months ago

    We’re little dots living in a digital world

  • Marco Antonio Pereira
    Marco Antonio Pereira 3 months ago

    It's so fascinate that I can't imagine the dimension of this fact. Tank's scientist people of the planet !!!

  • Remram
    Remram 3 months ago

    Why is this video so quiet? The audio track is 14 dB too low! I can barely hear the panelists with my sound turned to the max.

  • wommokie Balur
    wommokie Balur 3 months ago

    As I had seen this I was like; it is ugly but then I realised how much time is in that

  • Peter Atkins
    Peter Atkins 3 months ago

    Dr. Alex Durant : Into the black hole

  • Peter Atkins
    Peter Atkins 3 months ago

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt : Tonight, my friends, we stand on the brink of a feat unparalleled in space exploration. If the data on my returning probe matches my computerized calculations, I will travel where no man has dared to go.

    Dr. Alex Durant : Into the black hole

  • Peter Atkins
    Peter Atkins 3 months ago

    Does that mean that we can travel across the event horizon like in the film interstellar.

  • ss s
    ss s 3 months ago +1

    Collaboration of event horizon telescope
    M87 galaxy
    53.5 million light years
    Mass of black hole is 6.5 billion times more than sun
    Diameter 100 billion kms
    Emits radioactive wave of blue colour and these waves are distributed in straight line upto 5000 light years
    When matter falls in black hole it starts rotating at Speed of light, it becomes hot and emits light(plasma)
    Why is the hole more bright at bottom ...bcoz either black hole is rotating or matter is is rotating in clockwise direction
    Fleet of sensitive mm wave telescope combined through supercomputer to form single large radio telescope

  • WulfCry
    WulfCry 3 months ago

    matter folds onto the black hole and starts to rotate.
    Why though why does matter folds in a b.h if the condition are
    violent inside of it. There no reaction from matter into a b.h
    gravity doesn't nullify whats go's inside a b.h.

  • Samy Shalaby
    Samy Shalaby 3 months ago

    Facinating introduction to a Great Project lke this

  • WR M
    WR M 3 months ago

    Newton's third law of motion "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

    Every Black Hole must have a counterpart - you must think of a pair of (equal and opposite) Black Holes that eject matter at "each other". This is the center of galaxies, such as our Milky Way. The common axis of the two black holes is at the center of, and perpendicular to, the Milky Way's "Galactic Plane", for example.

    I did a video a few years ago describing how this fits into my theory:

  • Qassim Al-jabouri
    Qassim Al-jabouri 3 months ago

    Albert , steven
    You are the legends.
    The science before you never become as science after you.
    Love you so much

  • Dryson Bennington
    Dryson Bennington 3 months ago

    Could black holes have existed prior to the Big Bang as singularities without a star needing to collapse?
    Based on how a black hole functions, speeding matter up to create heat or visible light, pre-big bang matter or fields of space traveling faster than the speed of light, maybe at the speed of infinity, which is the speed of space around everything, interacted with the black holes. The two super colossal forces then created matter that was flung across the Universe and eventually slowed and cooled down into the Universe today. Such black holes would not have been as powerful as the black hole that was discovered but could have dissipated into a potential cold spot or super void.

  • Dryson Bennington
    Dryson Bennington 3 months ago

    Here's a question. If the M87 Black Hole passes across in front of a nebula that 100 light years behind the black hole, does the black hole create a shadow on the nebula? Transiting black hole studies is a must.

  • kingo55
    kingo55 3 months ago

    How are there empty seats in there?

  • Dryson Bennington
    Dryson Bennington 3 months ago

    Makes you wonder if Stephen Hawking's soul didn't actually find the black hole.

  • qwertyFUBAR
    qwertyFUBAR 3 months ago

    We have learned that black holes resemble a conference room full of people and microphones discussing revealing an virtual telescope image of a black hole! It's true, I watched a bit of Senate hearing today and noticed the resemblance to a black hole!

  • Rich Hooker
    Rich Hooker 3 months ago

    I had a question about the jets.. shooting kpc’s away.. say M87 shoots a jet of light or a wave of energy 3,230 light years, 1 Kiliparsec, how long does that jet take to separate from the black hole and continue on its journey.. if its 1kpc long, wouldn’t it take 3,230 years to disappear if it was traveling at the speed of light? Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations on one of history’s finest discovery’s. I am so very proud to have watched this presentation and share it with my son. Thank you

  • ArunPlaysPiano
    ArunPlaysPiano 3 months ago

    I could have drawn that in Microsoft Paint.

  • God
    God 3 months ago

    Look its DARKSOULS xd

  • God
    God 3 months ago

    Anticlimactic but still a great achievement!

  • Markus Patients
    Markus Patients 3 months ago

    I wonder what would happen if a chocolate chip cookie fell into a black hole ; Could you still eat it?

  • Commander Kruge
    Commander Kruge 3 months ago

    Science rocks.

  • Alphonse Capone
    Alphonse Capone 3 months ago

    Surprised not to see Kate Bouman on stage? Then again, typical for bosses to steal all the glory.

  • Ima Idiot
    Ima Idiot 3 months ago

    And? So why is this so fantastic, its been there all the time now we can take a peek big deal

  • aloevera74
    aloevera74 3 months ago

    Now what will happen first:
    Milky Way crashing with Andromeda
    this Black Hole absorbing earth/ solar system/ Milky Way and andromeda together?

  • pedro hernandez
    pedro hernandez 3 months ago


  • Hello Universe
    Hello Universe 3 months ago

    Hello-Universe! 🌀

  • // ζοhιπ
    // ζοhιπ 3 months ago

    // The general relativity of Einstein is now approved. 👍

  • JC Denton
    JC Denton 3 months ago

    If only they got Sam Neill to announce.
    Opportunity lost to grow science interest numbers. (And this funding)
    I’m still happy though!
    Good job to everyone on the team!!!!

  • Klumsy Kameleon
    Klumsy Kameleon 3 months ago +1

    How come every comment has thousands of likes but no replies? Something fishy is going on...

  • Mr. Spark
    Mr. Spark 3 months ago

    Really? Black hole? Looks like a solar eclipse to me. 🙄

  • frank rowell
    frank rowell 3 months ago

    If it's a black hole and nothing gets away from it, how is there a corona around it

  • Maple Night
    Maple Night 3 months ago

    Cool! Although tbh I don’t feel anything about’s cool :(

  • Mr Anomalous
    Mr Anomalous 3 months ago

    How do we assume the outter ring is plasma? Or is that term used to just describe what it appears to be.

  • Hans-Joachim Bierwirth
    Hans-Joachim Bierwirth 3 months ago

    You are trying to politisize this event and thereby you are misleading the audience.

  • Javier Mk
    Javier Mk 3 months ago

    to avoid making the same mistakes as journalists... please not a scientist... and German!

  • Javier Mk
    Javier Mk 3 months ago

    Please do not talk in kilometers! AUs, light-years or parsecs...

  • Doin it
    Doin it 3 months ago

    So if a black hole sucks everything inside of it, including gravity and light, how is the uinverse expanding, and where does the matter that gets sucked into the blackhole hole go? These are questions that need to be answered😄

  • Jesse
    Jesse 3 months ago

    Finding a black hole 500 million trillion miles away!!! Finding aliens......................................

  • Not a hentai jerker 69
    Not a hentai jerker 69 3 months ago

    See. The earth is not flat.

  • Paras Pathak
    Paras Pathak 3 months ago

    I skipped the black hole chapter while reading HC Verma book.Who else also did that?

  • Summerdandelion1798
    Summerdandelion1798 3 months ago

    What is the point of this? When 95% of the ocean is undiscovered?

  • Onslaught is coming
    Onslaught is coming 3 months ago

    Turn the lights down bro,

  • Stephen Osullivan
    Stephen Osullivan 3 months ago

    Lord of the rings

  • rounak baheti
    rounak baheti 3 months ago +3

    Some people don't care about black holes and mysteries of universe.
    But not us.
    Not us

  • Leon
    Leon 3 months ago


  • 蔡安安
    蔡安安 3 months ago


  • Magare Govedo
    Magare Govedo 3 months ago

    Stephen Hawking IS THE BLACK HOLE

  • : o
    : o 3 months ago

    7:40 no need to thank me

  • Anupam S1000RR
    Anupam S1000RR 3 months ago +1

    So PLEASE Make a Time Machine Now

  • Jordan Paterson
    Jordan Paterson 3 months ago

    So privileged to have seen one! What a beautiful sight from our universe

  • Gihan Panditha
    Gihan Panditha 3 months ago


  • Adhi Karrang
    Adhi Karrang 3 months ago


  • Imp P
    Imp P 3 months ago

    Our eyes and experience tell us the earth is flat and motionless, and everything in the sky revolves around us. But when we cease to believe our own senses we have to prostrate ourselves at the feet of these very pseudosciencentists who are blinding us, and treat them as experts.

    By brainwashing us with something gigantic and fundamental, it makes every other type of lesser indoctrination a piece of cake. Earth being the fixed stationary centre of the universe where which everything in the heavens revolves not only gives a special significance to earth, but to us humans the most intelligent of the intelligent designers design.

    By turning earth into a ball shot around the sun hurdling through infinite space from a godless Big Bang, they turn humanity into a random, meaningless, purposeless accident of a blind dumb universe. So it's like trauma based mind control, beating the divinity out of us with their mental manipulations.

    The modern atheist Big Bang heliocentric globe earth-chance evolution paradigm spiritually controls humanity by removing god, or any sort of intelligent design and replaces purposeful divine creation with haphazard random cosmic coincidence. By removing earth from the motionless centre of the universe, these Masons have moved us physically and metaphysically from a place of supreme importance to one of complete nihilistic indifference.

    If the earth is the centre of the universe then the idea of god, creation, and a purpose for human existence are resplendent. But if earth is just one of billions of planets revolving billions of stars in billions of galaxies, then the idea of god, creation, and a specific purpose for earth and human existence become highly implausible.

    So by surreptitiously indoctrinating us into their scientific materialist sun-worship not only do we lose faith in anything beyond the material, we gain absolute faith in materiality, superficiality, status, selfishness, hedonism, and consumerism. If there is no God and everyone is just an accident then all that really matters is me me me!

    Their rich, powerful corporations with slick sun-cult logos sell us idols to worship, slowly taking over the world while we tacitly believe their "science", vote for their politicians, buy their products, listen to their music, watch their movies, all sacrificing our souls at the altar of materialism.

  • Applasamy Subbha Rao
    Applasamy Subbha Rao 3 months ago

    Too long video ... Is there any indications of Hawking's Radiation from Blackhole?

  • Cody Crouse
    Cody Crouse 3 months ago

    Congrats to the U.S, the E.U, Russia, China, Japan & South Korea for this great project & history making feat.

  • Goushik RJ
    Goushik RJ 3 months ago

    Awesome work!!!!!

    My opinion,
    Why it will be a hole ?Is this is a three dimensional hole? Is we see any any three dimensional in our life?
    Holes are two dimensional so blackhole is not a hole and it is not a warm hole or a gate way to other universe .It is a dark sphere and extremely dense.
    why it appear dark is because of its extreme gravity and not allow light to escape.

  • Edoardo Villasenor
    Edoardo Villasenor 3 months ago

    Oh I’m going to tell my children that our generation saw the removal of a planet, start of memes, and now the first black hole appearance.

  • Lucas
    Lucas 3 months ago +1


  • Jproxs Designs
    Jproxs Designs 3 months ago

    What if the universe is a black hole itself?

  • obscuresoul
    obscuresoul 3 months ago

    Looks like someone squashed a jaffa cake.

  • Crax
    Crax 3 months ago

    im crying, I cant believe I finally get to see a real one.

  • Tate Chasers
    Tate Chasers 3 months ago

    7:50 is where you want to start

  • Lilpeep Forever
    Lilpeep Forever 3 months ago

    Just knowing that we don’t know what happens if you enter a black hole scares me

    Isn’t their not ones that move around in space ?

  • Cymoon RBACpro
    Cymoon RBACpro 3 months ago

    This sounds like “black hole religion” Give me a break, These scientists are all delusional!

  • RLS Norton
    RLS Norton 3 months ago

    Magnificent science discovery ☯️

  • Debra Abbondola
    Debra Abbondola 3 months ago

    That's super cool ,but what's on the other side? Will NASA ever agree that The only way to discover anything is to send a "dumby" ? Their are many many people who would take that risk .I being 1 knowing I might not come home.....I believe its better to send one Man or Woman in exchange for the countless 9 month abortions being approved by our politicians

  • Вячеслав Дуров

    I watched the conference in the same breath. Emotions overlap.
    What are these guys!
    Я на одном дыхании смотрел конференцию. Эмоции перехлёстывают.
    Какие же молодцы эти ребята!!!

  • Rylan State
    Rylan State 3 months ago

    Wow #history

  • Irianto Safari
    Irianto Safari 3 months ago

    would be interesting to send a nuclear missile into a black hole and see what happens

  • Dna K
    Dna K 3 months ago

    Why are they clapping we could die

  • d3x3d
    d3x3d 3 months ago

    thank you for this fantastic gift.

  • Nabil Essadiki
    Nabil Essadiki 3 months ago

    La cuestion aqui es : hay vida intelligente sobre la tierra ???