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A Picture of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 11 Mei 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 - idclips.com/video/Y8rAHTvpJbk/video.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

Komentar • 8 303

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

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

  • Lonely Sandwich
    Lonely Sandwich 12 jam yang lalu +264

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

  • Suchithra S
    Suchithra S 12 jam yang lalu +63

    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.

  • Naresh Cherukuri
    Naresh Cherukuri 12 jam yang lalu +9

    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.

  • HighlandPhoenix
    HighlandPhoenix 14 jam yang lalu +176


  • Helmut and Moshe
    Helmut and Moshe 12 jam yang lalu +6

    It's important to mention that the "movie" of the stars orbiting our central black hole is time-lapse footage spanning nearly 20 years. I showed this to someone unfamiliar with astronomy and physics and the first thing they said is "the stars move that fast?!" - thinking that it was somehow real time footage.

  • Advesh Darvekar
    Advesh Darvekar 17 jam yang lalu +3

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

  • L B
    L B 

    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!

  • Dgamingtool
    Dgamingtool Hari Yang lalu +2

    Honestly Space and Science has always interested me and pursuing science as a career its really Interesting but after watching you videos its just like I have chosen the right career its really fascinating and you make me want to dive deep into the field. Thankyou for the motivation you have given me. love your videos. 🤩🙌

  • hecker
    hecker 14 jam yang lalu +1

    More space please. This was absolutely amazing. Thanks.

  • mnpanon
    mnpanon 22 jam yang lalu

    I read a book about black holes back in high school in the 80's, and it sparked an interest in me ever since. We've come a long way since then, and I've never stopped being amazed by them.

  • Yecto
    Yecto 12 jam yang lalu +67

    This guy needs some kind of highest award for teaching humanity in such a easier way for us to understand

  • Liza_Official
    Liza_Official 14 jam yang lalu +2

    The fact that I could understand everything you said, speaks volumes about your ability to teach. Thank you for making me feel smarter than I actually am!

  • MrMattie725
    MrMattie725 17 jam yang lalu +1

    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.

  • SamoaFA
    SamoaFA 12 jam yang lalu +1

    I never leave without learning something of subject presented. Your explanation are easy to understand and enjoyable to watch. In particular I enjoy your space and oceans vignettes. With said your channel is one of my favorites. Thank you. Looking forward to future shows.

  • GWNJerry
    GWNJerry 14 jam yang lalu +1

    Wow, I've been a subscriber for about 10 years and it keeps amazing me how much the quality of your videos keep increasing. From asking people on the streets about misconceptions to videos explaining the pictures of black holes. You have inspired me to study engineering and are keeping me interested in science with every video. Please continue your passion, you are truly endlessly valuable in the youtube community!

  • Peter Yianilos
    Peter Yianilos 19 jam yang lalu +1

    That we have managed to aggregate instruments across the earth’s surface to achieve once impossible resolution is a real triumph for science, made possible by the use of GPS timing and location cues embedded in computer algorithms processing results gathered around the globe. Despite my understanding it, it’s a stunning accomplishment.