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 • 22 499

  • Beast 509
    Beast 509 5 hours ago

    Only a one man can destroy black donut

    Black fat police

  • Beast 509
    Beast 509 5 hours ago

    Just 1 year and Stephen hawking would see this

  • Rayagoldendropofsun Sunlightelectrorays

    Its not true .

  • Levent YÜZGEÇ
    Levent YÜZGEÇ 14 hours ago

    Ya bir siktirin gidin... Donut o donut

  • BangDroid
    BangDroid 19 hours ago

    I watched a doco on this, and one thought came to mind. While the team were formulating the image from the data with various algorithms, they kept coming up with images that looked wrong, or not what they were expecting and finally tried a variation of one algorithm that produced an image that looked like what they were expecting. This is not so much a photo in the normal sense (photo = light + graph = image), rather a visual representation of enormously processed and correlated data fed through an algorithm with human biased selection criteria.

  • PureShores
    PureShores 23 hours ago

    Is there any chance that the singularity could be a smaller superdense piece of matter, or element that we might not have discovered yet that causes such immense gravitational pull that it strips plasma into corks hence the reason why can't see into it?. I say this because of the magnetic field. Wouldn't something of ferro magnetic matter need to be there to cause such a field or does the active spinning plasma fit the bill. Magnetars and neutron stars are hard to find and I know they arise from huge supernovas as well. Could this be the same process with a newer element from a much bigger explosion?. I'm all for brain theory and the 4th dimension, interstellar is my favorite movie.

  • The Heroes Of Technology

    Is it possible there are many black holes in universe

  • Steve Crothers
    Steve Crothers Day ago

    Crothers, S.J., Time Warps And The M87 ‘Black Hole’,

  • Steve Crothers
    Steve Crothers Day ago

    Stephen Crothers on the Synthetic Imaging of EHT’s “First Image of a Black Hole” in M87,

  • Zeusas
    Zeusas Day ago

    Damn They took the photo with samsung j2 or something

  • Food4u
    Food4u 2 days ago

    Need all died scientists reborn to find the secret of this universe. Like Nikola Tesla.

  • MrGeoFN
    MrGeoFN 2 days ago

    Why they did not use this technology to give us pictures of another planet like Mars? .. I really want to know why

  • Pedro Tedro
    Pedro Tedro 2 days ago

    Greetings Folks. The blackhole is a big machine runned by E.T. it's a machine that sucks galaxies. Wana know more you know where to text me.

  • Saurabh Prakash
    Saurabh Prakash 2 days ago +1

    This image was rendered using Python programming language.

  • Pukii
    Pukii 2 days ago

    Just how much money went into this? Good job America people are dying of starvation and you are speending billions of dollars on something that humanity will never have any use of.

    • Leopoldo Vaquera Jr.
      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. Day ago

      Pukii stfu our economy is doing great! Also this is much more important than the insignificant lives of homeless people :) (Sorry for being brutally honest...but it’s the truth.

  • Troll ScreaM
    Troll ScreaM 3 days ago

    Look at all those black African scient- oh...

  • drewyn tewliss
    drewyn tewliss 3 days ago

    I am not schooled but can someone tell me if we know Cygnus to be a black hole at a distance of 6000 light years, why where observations made toward M87 at 55 Million light years, why was it 'easier' to observe at such a vaster distance?

  • AxEl Gaming
    AxEl Gaming 3 days ago


  • प्रियंका राऊत

    Hubble finds a mysterious black hole that challenges Einstein's theory of relativity

  • VocalFry
    VocalFry 4 days ago

    imagine this mutherfuker decides to pull a Galactus on us and straight up eats the earth

  • Carlos Sijabat
    Carlos Sijabat 4 days ago

    It looks like a small moon solar eclipse

  • djdkdjd6553s 352
    djdkdjd6553s 352 4 days ago

    I wish a block hole did swallow the world

  • Hoorich Mundo
    Hoorich Mundo 4 days ago

    I’m not really educated on this subject but from learning about space, I’ve learned when we look into space were actually looking into the past so since this black hole is 35 millions light years away wouldn’t it be possible that this black hole doesn’t even exist??

    • Leopoldo Vaquera Jr.
      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. Day ago

      By the time this black hole dies... the entire rest of the universe will be gone. Soooo it’s still here

    • Lünkel
      Lünkel Day ago

      Oh do not fret, black holes live for a *very* long time.

  • Edward Eugene Cole
    Edward Eugene Cole 5 days ago

    Black hole sun won’t you come and wash away the rain Black hole sun won’t you come won’t you come

  • IM4NRA
    IM4NRA 5 days ago

    That could be someone's colonoscopy!

  • Jamel Khalid
    Jamel Khalid 5 days ago

    Scientist:takes a picture
    Weebs:makes a sexy woman like black hole

  • pakde romy
    pakde romy 5 days ago +1

    It's only theory, it could be wrong

  • Jithender K
    Jithender K 6 days ago

    At 02:40 the angle of observation description

  • iuxbkman
    iuxbkman 7 days ago

    I have a question, what happens to galaxies when their supermassive black holes died due to hawking radiation?

    • PureShores
      PureShores 23 hours ago

      Black holes die when they stop having matter to suck in. Some black holes suck in so much matter that they can have accretion disks and quasars. The most potent blast of energy in our known universe !

    • iuxbkman
      iuxbkman 23 hours ago

      @Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. oh so i guess by the time of the supermassive black hole's death, the galaxy does not exist anymore am i correct? Thanks for responding.

    • Leopoldo Vaquera Jr.
      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. Day ago

      iuxbkman that galaxy would most likely not exist since it takes a long and i mean VERY long (longer than humans might be capable of understanding) time to die.

  • SadToBeback
    SadToBeback 7 days ago

    Science is amazing and terrifying

  • Ayke van Laethem
    Ayke van Laethem 7 days ago

    4:27 "confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt"
    This pun.

  • Peter Griffin
    Peter Griffin 7 days ago +1

    Let me stick it in your black hole

  • Geo Digital
    Geo Digital 7 days ago

    The logic of light being absolutely trapped, would indicate a gradual fade of light getting closer to the core, yet we only see pitch black at the very core, this would mean the stars are being distinguished as it smacks the compressed core (even gas escapes) and everything recycles into a stream of energy light at the polar ends recreating the galaxy that is vs the " big bang" law act, or that Black Holes became the evolution act alternative to an entire universe imploding and forcing itself back into the "big bank effect"

  • Kanika Sharma-ARMY
    Kanika Sharma-ARMY 7 days ago

    Bro...TECHNOLOGY is fuc*ing awesome!!!!!

  • Geneross Cajepe
    Geneross Cajepe 7 days ago +1


  • Ravi Kumar Soni
    Ravi Kumar Soni 7 days ago

    Showing the real photage, and practical theory it's totally different, imagination also can be wrong and right also so it's cannot be considered the truth.

    NILKANTH MAHADEV 8 days ago

    Theory dismissed....
    It is not a black hole...
    Don't jump into conclusion in the basis of fake propaganda spread by NASA...

    MEME MEME 8 days ago

    *officer Earl running out black hole*

  • Thotti22
    Thotti22 8 days ago

    If I want to see a black hole closely I only need to spread my legs in front of a mirror. No need for an expensive telescope!

    NIGHTMARE GAMING 9 days ago


  • Robert Hartman
    Robert Hartman 9 days ago

    3 months after the photograph of the black hole came out, scientist discover another black hole that challenges everything that they thought they knew about black holes..thus making their approach to translating the data here irrelevant..aaand, we're back to "umm, we don't know yet".. maybe the real science in astrophysics is tricking millionaire investors in to funding a nice desk job allowing those involved to play with telescopes in the a/c for a living. "Ummm, I don't know"..

  • adnan ul haq
    adnan ul haq 10 days ago

    Wow finally they took a actual black hole picture after very long long time and to much struggle ..😂 Wich is completely look like a sh**😒

  • Reaper CLAN
    Reaper CLAN 10 days ago


    • Reaper CLAN
      Reaper CLAN 7 hours ago

      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. if they think they found this there saying they can find heaven and scientists are liars they don’t know jack

    • Leopoldo Vaquera Jr.
      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. Day ago

      Reaper CLAN And what do you consider to be real???

  • Black Hole
    Black Hole 10 days ago

    I'm on the internet?

  • truth and lies
    truth and lies 10 days ago

    Black hole is myth

  • Omar Maher
    Omar Maher 11 days ago

    My friend said that the black hole is a dimension to the real black people's world

  • Omar Maher
    Omar Maher 11 days ago +19

    Year 2098: We took the first image of inside the black hole!
    Inside the black hole

  • Morocco Killer
    Morocco Killer 11 days ago


  • uncle lover 1978
    uncle lover 1978 11 days ago

    Eye of demons

    TRUTH HOLDER 11 days ago

    Actually, still we have not taken any picture of any black hole , we just got the image of the light ring around the black hole. We will never get a picture of a black hole because black holes are black dots in the black space. And black holes leave no light outside to capture them.

  • Jack the Gestapo
    Jack the Gestapo 12 days ago

    2018: stephen hawking died
    2019: “guys we finally took a photo of a real black hole”

    Hawking: am i a joke to you?

  • Enzhou Zutzut
    Enzhou Zutzut 12 days ago +1

    It's really sad to think that most of the people here are really glad that there was a blackhole sited nearby our galaxy yet this would also mean that this might be the end of our humanity once it's done cosuming everything that surrounds it and start consuming our whole galaxy.. RN, it is feeding itself and continue growing

    • Leopoldo Vaquera Jr.
      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. Day ago +1

      Are you dumb? This blackhole is soooooo far away from us!!! ITS NOT EVEN IN OUR GALAXY!! In other words, this blackhole is harmless to us

    • Omar Maher
      Omar Maher 11 days ago +1

      Well...... If that is really correct and it might consume us then I hope I die before this happens

  • Official Colors
    Official Colors 12 days ago


    • Joshua Waring
      Joshua Waring 11 days ago

      Official Colors the Bible isn’t proof, sorry. I’ll ask again: prove it.

    • Official Colors
      Official Colors 11 days ago

      @Joshua Waring the black hole in the bible is called "outer darkness".

    • Official Colors
      Official Colors 11 days ago

      @Joshua Waring the image is fake

    • Joshua Waring
      Joshua Waring 11 days ago

      Official Colors prove it.

  • UltimateBlade
    UltimateBlade 12 days ago

    For those wondering how a picture was gotten even though Black Holes absorb light:

  • Brandon Dinh
    Brandon Dinh 12 days ago +12

    2019: humans finds black hole!!

    2099: nothing happened

  • Ranajit
    Ranajit 12 days ago +2

    Not gonna lie it's so much trippy that I can stare at it for hours...... Same here bro......

  • E942
    E942 12 days ago

    Why is the title German?

  • Yerr
    Yerr 13 days ago

    Here cause this young thug cover

  • TeamKia
    TeamKia 13 days ago

    Cool background music + blackholes + veratasium = best video ever

  • Rohit Raj
    Rohit Raj 13 days ago

    ek black hole h jo bhut important h har ladko ke lie bhi 🤣🤣🤣😂😂

  • Roman
    Roman 14 days ago

    One thing I don't understand about black holes is why is there an accretion disk, but not an accretion sphere?

  • Josh R
    Josh R 14 days ago +4

    so what happens when sagitarius a star becomes active? end of earth? i have so many questions

    • Leopoldo Vaquera Jr.
      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. Day ago

      Josh R It IS active. Just not ALL the time. Dont worry you will die before black holes EVER even get CLOSE to becoming a threat to humanity.

  • Gabriel Afonso
    Gabriel Afonso 14 days ago +2

    70% of American’s believe that Angels are real.
    We’re truly the dumbest fuckers in the history of infinite galaxies.

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 9 days ago

      D B, a Chapman University survey into American fears:

    • D B
      D B 9 days ago

      Gnome Ann where’d you get those stats?

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 14 days ago

      Gabriel Afonso, I don’t think belief in angels should be considered “dumb,” as it ties heavily into coping with grief, spiritualism, and religion. If anything, Americans are (perhaps naïvely) optimistic.
      However... There are some beliefs that are simply silly. Such as 57% believing in precursor civilizations like Atlantis, 35% believing aliens came to Earth in modern times, 26% believing that some people have telekinesis, and 21% believing that Bigfoot exists.

  • King Queen
    King Queen 14 days ago

    I wish my english teacher become the first person who been sent off in black hole

  • adfasdfas sdfasdfsadf
    adfasdfas sdfasdfsadf 14 days ago

    if time was manipulatable wouldn't someone had already manipulated it. The fact that no one has ever come back to change history proves time travel is never accomplished. Tell me the sense in never coming back to tell us "hey we learned to manipulate time. Here's a cure to cancer, space colonization, and a recipe to end world hunger." The word spacetime belongs in science fiction. Oh you see light bending around an object, congratulations. Same thing happens when you look at images through a drop of water, or bubble in water. One might protest h2o is clear, congratulations, you've proven other molecules at a great distance may resemble what water appears to us up close and personal. Refractions and light glares come on you're looking at images through a lens zoomed in thousands of times.

    • Gnome Ann
      Gnome Ann 14 days ago

      adfasdfas sdfasdfsadf, I’m not sure if you heard correctly what spacetime is. Under our current understanding of physics and spacetime, it is not possible to travel backwards in time. So that question you raised does not necessarily devalue the viewpoint.

  • adfasdfas sdfasdfsadf
    adfasdfas sdfasdfsadf 14 days ago

    its a giant dustball overlapping a sun and the light beam is a glare on the telescope's lens. you're welcome.

    BAMF RECON 14 days ago

    Wow congrats. Now let’s see these scientists stop global war and global warming.

    DJBATMANGOLD 16 days ago +1

    _Cool! it looks terrible._

  • Don't Copy My Name
    Don't Copy My Name 16 days ago

    i thought this was impossible!!! ;o;

  • TeamKia
    TeamKia 16 days ago

    I am glad that I was born when I was

  • Plastic Kruat
    Plastic Kruat 16 days ago

    Based on computer simulation which cross referenced with an assumed data base.

    Yea right, they just want to provide results for those who give the money and grants.

  • a very compact man
    a very compact man 17 days ago

    this sounds very much like the music from halo reach

  • aspenrebel
    aspenrebel 17 days ago


  • aspenrebel
    aspenrebel 17 days ago

    Can you imagine what people like Ben Franklin, Isaac Newton, Leonardo DaVinci, et als would think about all of this. "Please Mr. Columbus turn the boat around. Why you tell Isabella that the world is round? Please Mr. Columbus turn the boat around. I want to fell both feet back on the ground.".

  • I'm a Wascar
    I'm a Wascar 17 days ago

    Ass photo

  • Kouz GR
    Kouz GR 17 days ago

    Eisai ellhnas

  • balaji sahu
    balaji sahu 17 days ago

    That black hole is so far , we dont even know whate its present state is 😅

  • CJLAKE1234
    CJLAKE1234 18 days ago +1

    Congrats! Thank you for bringing us this amazing discovery 🙂

    • aspenrebel
      aspenrebel 17 days ago

      Now which is more amazing? The discovery of the black hole or the discovery of Kim Kardashian?

  • Mike Ash
    Mike Ash 18 days ago

    Now maybe they can get a picture of Jesus moving around out there. HaHa!

  • Nabila Mustafa
    Nabila Mustafa 18 days ago

    What amazes me is the holly Quran had mentions this

  • Mintie Moo
    Mintie Moo 18 days ago +4

    Isn’t it incredible that we can take a photo of something light years away?

  • Mintie Moo
    Mintie Moo 18 days ago +4

    I literally cried when I saw the photo. I remember not a year ago thinking, will I ever see a photo of a black hole? Maybe in a few years...
    Then like 2 months later the photo was released.

  • Aaron Seet
    Aaron Seet 18 days ago

    I guess then it begged the question why not record a black hole that's closer by for higher resolution. (e.g. Andromeda)

    • Lump
      Lump 6 days ago

      Andromeda Is Far Very Far you would need a big ass telescope to see that far

    • aspenrebel
      aspenrebel 17 days ago

      ????????? I dunno, ask the scientists.

  • Meme World!
    Meme World! 18 days ago +1

    Why it's shines so much than a normal Black Hole?

  • Tête à-tête
    Tête à-tête 18 days ago

    Black hole photograph! Come photograph my black ass - at least the image won't be a composite!

  • Leon Sukhram
    Leon Sukhram 19 days ago +1

    Wait could those black hole ya know KILL US!!!! Sorry just wondering

    • aspenrebel
      aspenrebel 2 hours ago

      @Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. When and If it does, you won't know it.

    • Leopoldo Vaquera Jr.
      Leopoldo Vaquera Jr. Day ago

      No it can’t.......At least not in our lifetime. :)

    • aspenrebel
      aspenrebel 17 days ago

      WAIT!!! ..... LIKE!!!! ...... YEAH!!!!!!!! Duh!!!!! There is one just 26,000 light years away from us at the center of the Milky Way. I thought we were farther out than that from the center.

  • Bertrand de Born
    Bertrand de Born 19 days ago

    The best challenge in regards to the black hole

  • Majed Jastaneiah
    Majed Jastaneiah 19 days ago

    NO, earth is not a ball shape =) and there is no such thing is space

  • Albert Hutabarat
    Albert Hutabarat 20 days ago

    enigma ult..

  • Reaper25
    Reaper25 20 days ago

    I wish Stephen hawking could see the first picture o father black hole but he couldn’t make it

  • saurabh mudgil
    saurabh mudgil 20 days ago

    A star is basically fusion reaction, a black hole is the end product of a very big fusion,
    I have some questions 1. Is there a negetive force after controlled fusion reactions.
    2. The black holes in the middle of galaxies , from where did they originate

    • Betto Bello
      Betto Bello 19 days ago +1

      A star isn't the product of fusion reaction. It's fusion reaction itself that is caused by the massive amount of matter concentrated by gravity, that heats up and is subject to enormous amount of pressure, causing the reaction. The exploding power of fusion reaction is what keeps a large enough star from collapsing on itself. When there is no more "fuel" for said reaction, gravity collapses the star into a singularity, given that the mass of the star is massive enough; a black hole is created. A singularity in a black hole is a point of infinite density and infinite gravity that doesn't allow anything to escape, not even light, therefore called black hole. Black holes in the middle of the galaxies originated from massive stars, as all other black holes. I tried to explain it in an easy way to understand, given that it is a very complicated subject. And don't quote me on everything because I'm not an expert

  • Lucas Valdes-Lora
    Lucas Valdes-Lora 20 days ago

    oh my god I always wanted to see a black hole.

  • Liz Martin
    Liz Martin 21 day ago

    2 thousand flat watchers disliked

  • ZDemon9089 Dgaming
    ZDemon9089 Dgaming 21 day ago

    Is fake foto

  • Wrong Track
    Wrong Track 21 day ago

    Is it a image of what physics describes as a black hole? My understanding it is just a picture or phenomena associated with a black hole, as it would not be possible to image a black hole with existing technology. For no light can escape it. The singularity is still not imaged and cannot be. It is like imaging a tsunami and calling it an earthquake.

  • Ender Claw
    Ender Claw 21 day ago +1

    I learn more on TheXvid than I do at school

  • david burnett
    david burnett 21 day ago

    So how did we discover this if it’s 53.5 million light years away ? If 1 light year = almost 6 trillion miles.
    And how do you measure the mass ?
    Doesn’t make sense. Can someone explain to me please

  • metalmichew2
    metalmichew2 22 days ago

    kinda sucks i typed in "Black hole image fake" and getting the first result being a Vsauce(without the fun, it even starts with a V, thats pretty cool tho!) channel, I just am in the mood to destory these idiots that think its fake.

  • VENOM 86
    VENOM 86 22 days ago +2

    1:40 accretion "DISK".
    Come on people. Blackholes flat too.
    Why not earth!!!

    FRODO SWAGGINS 22 days ago +3

    Did they took the picture with a Nokia 3310 ?

      FRODO SWAGGINS 20 days ago

      @uhhh what
      Somebody r/whoosh this guy

    • uhhh what
      uhhh what 20 days ago

      Do you realize how far away it is?