How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole

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Veritasium - 15 dagar sedan
OK, just over an hour to go! This is the link to the Washington DC National Science Foundation livestream:
Click here for links to other live streams (there are several available in different countries):
Tomas Nofziger
Tomas Nofziger - 6 dagar sedan
Not images like a snapshot of your mother. You're looking at virtual reality as per algorithms predicated on assumptions, with these assumptions predicated on some facts and plenty of theoretical bias. Astrophysicists haven't even tested the results against other theories regarding what the image(s) represent due to academic consensus thinking-permitted protocol for funding. You might consider another explanation before you justify to the gullible and uneducated public all the monies, grants, endowments and salaries needed to conduct science as it's conducted today, often without experimental evidence. For scientists bent on truth, not glory, look here to consider another point of view:
Ian Fenn
Ian Fenn - 8 dagar sedan
Ev3thing - 9 dagar sedan
And you only say that nothing can come out of a black hole because there is no proof that hawking radiation exists?
Teguki - 19 minuter sedan
This was super informative and easy to understand; the physical props really elevated the explanations!
grawss - 41 minut sedan
Smells like a bunch of untested theory. We've bent light with electromagnetic fields, and we've redshifted light via plasma. Seems a lot more simple than warping space time and dark matter and dark energy and time dilation and infinite density and all the extra junk we have to create to make these theories work.
jackwilcek - 4 timmar sedan
How does a black hole shrink if it keeps sucking?
jackwilcek - 4 timmar sedan
Does a black hole have capacity?
saurabh Kaushal
saurabh Kaushal - 5 timmar sedan
mind = blown
Fabrício da Costa
Fabrício da Costa - 6 timmar sedan
Finalmente entendi como é um buraco negro... explicação perfeita!
Reverse Mizo fortnite
Reverse Mizo fortnite - 10 timmar sedan
Then does that mean we will die
Exquisite Arc
Exquisite Arc - 20 timmar sedan
0:28 nice pun
Blaine DeYoung
Blaine DeYoung - 22 timmar sedan
Take the amount of enjoyment you got out of it and divide it by 100. Now divide it by 100 again. Now divide it by a 100 a third time. That's how much enjoyment I got out of it. But I enjoyed your explanation of it.
Dax Liniere
Dax Liniere - Dag sedan
I have a feeling someone sent you a sneak preview, Derek ;)
dtr5591 - Dag sedan
This duke from Venezuela is a pretty and smart
Angel Nicolas
Angel Nicolas - Dag sedan
So you believe you can see your own back of your head! Interesting
Elessar Strider
Elessar Strider - Dag sedan
The splash screen for this video had me thinking it would be about biathalon shooting technique.
mucho gosto
mucho gosto - Dag sedan
I love this guys videos, but I don't know what's better; the content or his voice, his voice is so.... Satisfying 😍
Mathista Ninerone
Mathista Ninerone - Dag sedan
Wow, i think i almost understood until the space and space time got bent^^
Keenan McBreen
Keenan McBreen - Dag sedan
When you said light goes in a straight line, space time is bent, it kinda messed with my head lol
skoitch - Dag sedan
Exactly as I’ve predicted
Warrior4Ever - Dag sedan
So well done! I am excited about it as you are! Thanks!
jjsteer91 - Dag sedan
If Jon Richardson and Adam Sandler had a kid.
Abdalkader Al-khatib
Abdalkader Al-khatib - Dag sedan
there is something I can't understand ... how the light was able to escape from the black hole when we took the photo ... and something else ... the black hole they said that shooted is far away so so much from us ... the light should arrive us after billions and billions of years
Rahmat Bagas
Rahmat Bagas - Dag sedan
Wow, this is new. Isaac Clarke lookalike from Dead Space franchise explaining Black Hole to me.
Divergent Droid
Divergent Droid - Dag sedan
First of.. why is it Spherical if it's a HOLE? That doesn't fit the definition. 2nd. You use a made up mathematical pre-drawn image based on no physical empirical sizes and distances No One can verify to mimic the future picture of the black hole (which isn't even a real photo but made up of bits and bytes of radio data that in itself cannot be verified) and 3rd. you believe this reflects Reality? Dude, you are scientifically Bonkers!
milind verma
milind verma - Dag sedan
This black hole is almost 55 millions light years away from Earth. So that means this image is 55 millions light years old?
m a
m a - Dag sedan
Do we see the same image of the blackhole from every direction?
Johonan andrew gomes
Johonan andrew gomes - Dag sedan
-great explanation-
A Taurus Knows Best
A Taurus Knows Best - Dag sedan
It's so weird to see the visual layout. It's almost as if the surface of the BH's sphere is displayed on a perpendicular, two dimensional plain, front and rear. I would love to know what happens to the acquired matter. If it isn't destroyed, and BH's aren't an immortal force, what happens to the matter that it took in? What is the ultimate structure of that particular information? Also, WHERE is it? If SpaceTime is distorted, then where is this information going? (i.e. Where is the singularity located as pertaining to SpaceTime location/region of space)
D McQ - 2 dagar sedan
I'm sure that he just forgot to mention the fact that it is theorized that the image is of a Black Hole. Must have been oversight...LOL. The fact is that nothing is science fact ...only theory according to Steven Hawkins "The Grand Design." In fact all of his books state that FACT. Some, however are more elegant than others. A elegant theory is testable, predictable and must match observation. 
I'm just a the unquantified YouTuber, but I like to hear everyones ideas and keep an open mind, and never draw conclusions too quickly.
There is a branch of scientists that call themselves "Plasma Cosmologists." They say that the new image supports their theory that the source of the jets shooting from this supposed Black Hole, is actually a Super Plasmoid. A Super Plasmoid is a torus (donut) shaped magnetic anomaly with a glowing plasma around the center of the torus. That is what the image shows. A plasmid can be created in a lab and similar jets are created. This match the observation. I thought Black Holes don't let out light...hence the term Black Hole. Anyway "Wal Thornhil" of the "Thunderbolts Project" Youtube channel explains it quit simply without having to use infinity in his mathematics. It is very important that scientists tell people that not all scientists agree with that theory. By not mentioning that fact, they always look like they are trying to silence opposition. In science especially we need to hear from as many minds and ideas as possible. Who know what the the real truth of the image, but lets try not to draw conclusions too quickly. Here is a link to a good video. . It probably won't stay posted long.
Nouran Bahig
Nouran Bahig - 2 dagar sedan
Can you please make a video in which you explain the "ergosphere" of black holes in the same way?! Thank you.
Sher Khan
Sher Khan - 2 dagar sedan
Awesome Awesome explanation
Intellectual Citizens
Intellectual Citizens - 2 dagar sedan
As Salam Mo Alikum Brother Vertasium May Peace Be Upon You .

Saw a dream about BLACK HOLE, Which i am happy to discuss in detail if we get in touch , I really Hope I can find a answer of my Comment because it's in the line after 13,825

It's bothering me a lot since few years back when I was in South China Sea Sailing towards Arabian SEA.

I can Understand if you are not able to reply , However I still ask my question and please reply me on my e-mail id if you can.

What will happen ?
If a black hole end-up eating the entire Galaxy ?
and all the black hole end-up eating all the Galaxies in the Universe ?
and all black hole end up eating each other ?



John Obrien
John Obrien - 2 dagar sedan
This is great, thanks!
Incredible World
Incredible World - 2 dagar sedan
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Muhammad Akba AK
Muhammad Akba AK - 2 dagar sedan
Just a amazing way to explain in very simplistic way. Excellent work
Uma Maheshwaran
Uma Maheshwaran - 2 dagar sedan
Sir, Is there any possibility of light beam or plasma moves around black hole orbit as like satellites moves around in earth's orbit...???
David Schlievert
David Schlievert - 3 dagar sedan
If ii said ii seized grasped and comprehended your "full" video content ii would think how impossibly funny the pun was but alas such is not the claim ii make. Thanks.
ålesundlili - 3 dagar sedan
parfait ! merci !
Nick Avila
Nick Avila - 3 dagar sedan
Why is there a photon sphere in the first place if light coming in has to be 2.6(sr) to be just outside of the photon sphere?
Nick Avila
Nick Avila - 3 dagar sedan
according to the captions @3:33 the "saying" goes quote-unquote and not quote on quote. I've never realized this and have said quote on quote for my whole life.
Nick Avila
Nick Avila - 3 dagar sedan
I kept hearing secretion disc lmao
Lindsay Kay
Lindsay Kay - 3 dagar sedan
A humongous space-time-candy-floss machine
AG Designs
AG Designs - 3 dagar sedan
the best explanation about black holes likeness I have seen so far ♥
Red 5
Red 5 - 3 dagar sedan
Wow, this is quality!! You can tell it so clearly and good!! Really, I understand everything much better now. I like black holes so much, they are so inspiring. Congrats!
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa - 3 dagar sedan
Thanks for FINALLY depicting the Black Hole as a 3 dimensional object.  I didn't think you would be able to pull it off with that 2 dimensional sphere, but by twisting them around, the explanation makes sense.   Too often explanations of Black Holes are only 2 dimensional.  Thanks for also reminding us that the light rays will be bent.So my only dumb question is this...  if the light rays are bent around the event horizon, how do we accurately establish the location of the Black Hole in space relative to our position.  Can we correct for the roller coaster ride the light rays took to get here, so we know the exact origin of the light source?  When light travels a vast distance, I picture a pin ball swerving left, then right, as it is attracted by strong gravity pulses in its path.
Matrix Solutions Network
Matrix Solutions Network - 3 dagar sedan
THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE CENTER OF THE GALAXY IS SPINNING FASTER. In fact; the current evidence shows that the outer arms are moving as fast as the inner parts due to the rotation of a massive Electro-Magnetic Field...and not "spinning gravity". Without the EM Field...if the center of the galaxy was black hole...nothing would be spinning. And, I all. Gravity NEVER CREATES any centrifugal force. An alleged black-hole would only produce movement that is perpendicular to the center...from every direction that is conceivable. This movement is not 'FLAT"'s spherical going to a single point. This is the alleged singularity...which is not and has not been proven since Einstein "theorized" this in 1916. Uh....Einstein was wrong and has been thoroughly and completely debunked about "gravity being created by space-time curvature" and Relativity. His "math-magics" tensor equations and models stipulated that the we live in "has no mass". This is how the debunking of Einstein began and it has only gotten those that "do real science" prove how Electro-Magnetism works in this Universe; by doing actual lab based experiences using scaled down plasma discharge equipment in actual laboratory settings. The lab work disproves dark matter, dark energy, black holes, white holes, wormholes...and many other "HOLES" in the scientific PROGRAMMING that we all got in SKULLE.
Shimul Nath
Shimul Nath - 3 dagar sedan
Wow! Awesome explanation!!
Blovelife nTravel
Blovelife nTravel - 3 dagar sedan
Brilliant lucid explanation
Mihai Topan
Mihai Topan - 3 dagar sedan
Matrix Solutions Network
Matrix Solutions Network - 3 dagar sedan
This is bogus and not the picture of a black hole. It would not create a "ring of light"...because all stars and planets in space are round. Therefore the "event horizon" of any alleged black hole would be ROUND...and not "flat" like a disc. Therefore, you could never see the "hole" at the center of anything....particularly the "edge" of an alleged black hole....because there IS NO EDGE.

"If' in shown by the ball he is holding in his hand (and putting on that pedastal)....."if" there is an "event horizon"...then since that black ball is a sphere...light entering into the alleged event horizon would not be coming in at 360 degrees like a "disc"...the light would be coming in at every single angle INTO THE SPHERE. This means that the "event horizon" would look like any other would glow and you would not see any sort of "dark center".

The "theory" of black holes comes from the same "so-called" scientist that "photo-shopped" the so-called "background microwave radiation". But...either event horizon ..."if" such exist...would be a 'ball". Just like gravity on earth; it pulls straight towards the center of that BALL....and that BALL IS NOT A DISC AND IT IS NOT FLAT.
The photograph is Fake. It shows "light glowing".....but so what? Our sun glows. When you see a "sun spot" is dark inside.
The best video debunk of black hole theory is Steven Crothers..."Quackademics" on youtube. At least get another view; before swallowing information that has NO PROOF....but is only based on allegation. The truth of that photograph is that...even if it is real; they do not whether the light is going towards the center of that ring or radiating outwards from the ring. And, any ring formation is usually an indication of a "NORTH-SOUTH" magnetic alignment where "matter" positions itself in the "stable center" of the opposing magnetic fields. This is proven by the fact that the planet (plane) all rotate around the sun approximately between the Sun's polar North and South Magnetic Axis. This "disc shape" comes from Magnetic alignment....not gravitational attraction.
Brenda Dutra
Brenda Dutra - 3 dagar sedan
deepshikha bhardwaj
deepshikha bhardwaj - 3 dagar sedan
Can you explain relativistic beaming a little more?
Ashish Wadatkar
Ashish Wadatkar - 3 dagar sedan
Great video!
I want to ask that why couldn't we capture the image of our own galaxy black hole?
Please explain!
Ashuthosh Gowda
Ashuthosh Gowda - 2 dagar sedan
We will soon. The reason we chose m87 is because of it's size.its huge!
Starwaders - 3 dagar sedan
A picture is worth a thousand words. A model speaks a million words! I also use models when I teach. Very, very well done in this explanation of the 'shadow' which is spoken about in most reports without there being an attempt to understand what is meant.
Henry - 3 dagar sedan
Let me put this black hole none sense to rest; the black hole is y'all evil natures, it's true!!!
chucksteak01 - 3 dagar sedan
That was pretty much spot-on what the image looks like. Great explanation!
Teo Al
Teo Al - 3 dagar sedan
Now imagine a pioneer scientist discovering how to replicate a black hole, and giving it a try.
Hand Solo
Hand Solo - 4 dagar sedan
He is making it sound like you can actually see what is shown in the image if you are close enough. No it's not. The image is a computer generated image after god knows how many filters are applied to petabytes of data that no one will ever be able to independently evaluate, by that I mean not using computer programs designed to produce an image like this in the first place. The whole thing is another gravitational wave scam and these frauds are dying for their Osca...I mean Nobel Prize..
L Da
L Da - 4 dagar sedan
This is the best explanation i´ve found about the image of black holes. You are the best!
Andrew Fulton
Andrew Fulton - 4 dagar sedan
So as a black hole absorbs mass, it gets bigger. What happens to all that light and EM radiation that a black hole absorbs though? It doesn't have mass, but has anyone theorized about a threshold beyond which something changes? What happens when it absorbs "too much" or "enough"?
Greg Janes
Greg Janes - 4 dagar sedan
Since light is entering and exiting the area on all sides you'd have a light spot....I'd think.
Hui-Ru Liao
Hui-Ru Liao - 4 dagar sedan
台灣翻譯 4:09 「光也會像白海豚一樣轉彎」實在太好笑了
F.D.S. Dynamo
F.D.S. Dynamo - 4 dagar sedan
This changes the knowledge of black hole .... how he explained thank you
F.D.S. Dynamo
F.D.S. Dynamo - 3 dagar sedan
+Hand Solo And you took it personally. Not only that you assumed the out come too. I asked that just to understand where exactly you were coming form with your argument. And to make sure that you had proper information and background knowledge about what you were proposing. Not to attack you or something. Whatever have fun and judge with logic and facts before jumping to conclusions.
Hand Solo
Hand Solo - 4 dagar sedan
If that's the first question that came into your mind, I don't see how this conversation can develop in a healthy manner.
F.D.S. Dynamo
F.D.S. Dynamo - 4 dagar sedan
+Hand Solo can i ask you what is your educational background or what do you study? don't take it personally. just a query
Hand Solo
Hand Solo - 4 dagar sedan
Lol no it doesn't. He is just repeating what every astronomer was taught in college that is predicted by theories that are 100 years old. Some of them are well connected enough to ask the government to hand over hundreds of millions to develop some program to materialize what they claim is real and surprise, everyone of them came back with exactly what they predicted! It's data manipulation and conformity at their best and science at it's worst. These people are no different than the idiots who are searching for Noah's ark.
ashish rai
ashish rai - 4 dagar sedan
Internet Explorer.
We definitely need a superhero "above" to defend our Universe.
inigoimago - 4 dagar sedan
I’ve watched this several times and recommended it to friends. Great explanation!! I really appreciate how you carefully introduce each aspect and then build on it in a logical and understandable way.
Spartanll7x - 4 dagar sedan
Mind = Blown! 5/5. Veritasium is the highest quality of content on youtube.
Gautam Srivastav
Gautam Srivastav - 4 dagar sedan
As usual Hollywood was ahead of nasa
Sanjay W
Sanjay W - 4 dagar sedan
Funny how the new space race came back when flat earth became huge lmao
McDoogle - 4 dagar sedan
Of course, nowhere „in“ that black hole will exist a singularity. Due to relativistic effects and us being an outside observer, the formation of a singularity will not happen until an infinite amount of time will have passed. All the matter that went „into“ the black hole has yet to pass the event horizon, but since apparently (to us) no time is passing for this matter, it just can’t. It takes quite literally forever for that matter to form a singularity.
Lord Samich
Lord Samich - 4 dagar sedan
If we can detect Hawking Radiation. Could we not paint a picture with that?
NautiluS - 4 dagar sedan
I wish I could have watched this when it came out because he called it exactly
lawrencehearn2000 - 4 dagar sedan
This is an image of the plasma torus at the galactic centre with the Birkeland current which extends from it photoshopped out.
Hammad El Said
Hammad El Said - 4 dagar sedan
Helpful thank you
Haxzaw - 4 dagar sedan
...1.5 shwar...1.21 gigwatts or 65,000,000,000,000,000,000au it's all hogwash lol
A Zafi
A Zafi - 4 dagar sedan
yawns,, gotta go back to school to even get any idea what he just said.
Eric Fischer
Eric Fischer - 5 dagar sedan
You should have started with SPOILER ALERT!
jan b
jan b - 5 dagar sedan
It match well what the photo show
CYB3RFR34K - 5 dagar sedan
im offended
Prabhat Attreya
Prabhat Attreya - 5 dagar sedan
Hats off.. Very well explained and indeed image was the way you described before release of image
Dj Chris Roxx
Dj Chris Roxx - 5 dagar sedan
Great explanation, cheers!
Comedy Copter
Comedy Copter - 5 dagar sedan
Harry S
Harry S - 5 dagar sedan
The difference in brightness around the ' hole ' indicates a rotation ? (the axis of rotation being the line dividing the areas of intensity ? Effecting the doppler beaming ?)
kryss thitkel
kryss thitkel - 5 dagar sedan
Paint Shop Joke!!!!!
Neo - 5 dagar sedan
thx for this I used it for some cool stuff
Max Warfield
Max Warfield - 5 dagar sedan
Thank you - my brain, is now broken
AGA UBAID - 5 dagar sedan
Can you please make it a bit more simplified?
Mark Eugene Lee
Mark Eugene Lee - 5 dagar sedan
Ull r totally wrong,,,I'll explain it to you
Milan Šekularac
Milan Šekularac - 5 dagar sedan
Wonderfull video. But are you sure the photon has no mass? I recall from high school physics the conclusion of the photon having the 'heavy' mass, in the context of it being bent by the nearby gravity (solar exclipse experiment which confirmed Einstein calculation). In other words, you could also reason why would photon be affected by gravity at all, if it had no mass?🤔😊 Photon is an electromagnetic field. Substance and the field are the two forms of the existance of matter. So, seems logical that the field has a (albeit small) mass, and is thus affected by gravity...(of the situation😋).
Milan Šekularac
Milan Šekularac - 4 dagar sedan
+Cedric Brouste that's a convinient explanation, but if photon energy is E= h x nu, and E= m c^2, why couldn't photon have a mass too...?
Cedric Brouste
Cedric Brouste - 4 dagar sedan
Mass of the sun or black hole curves significantly space-time, light goes straight lines in space time, I.e in a significantly curved space, so the trajectory is curved. No need for mass to the photons, and it would break the standard model in ways that would be really tough to reconcile. No observation ever disproved the absence of mass to the photons and EM field.
kryss thitkel
kryss thitkel - 5 dagar sedan
Paint Shop Joke!!!!
Blake Julian
Blake Julian - 5 dagar sedan
Thanks for the explanation. My students love your videos... I love your videos. Haha had my chemistry students create their own chemical bonding songs after we watched your atoms and bonding song videos haha Keep up the good fight!
mcasuse - 5 dagar sedan
mcasuse - 5 dagar sedan
So Basically, we are looking "into your deep black hole?!?!?! and it is skewed like we don't understand it?" But it is our own black holes?!?!
Georgios Papadopoulos
Georgios Papadopoulos - 5 dagar sedan
Inside the black hole the trapped light will make it white!
Anjana MP anju
Anjana MP anju - 5 dagar sedan
Nice explanation..... 😁
kryss thitkel
kryss thitkel - 5 dagar sedan
Paint Shop Joke!!!!!
arfito_ - 5 dagar sedan
ada yg dateng dari kok bisa ?
PG's Karaoke
PG's Karaoke - 5 dagar sedan
Nice Prediction..Awesome....
vaillant steven
vaillant steven - 5 dagar sedan
Nice job.
Josh C
Josh C - 5 dagar sedan
Once you go black you dont go back
booger king
booger king - 5 dagar sedan
My friends, wait no further! If you wanna see the black hole, get a mirror, turn around, bend over and spread your büťt cheeks. There at the center, you will find the black hole!
And as a bonus, I shall tell you how to obtain the elusive dark matter!
Next time you take a dump, look at the bottom of the toilet bowl before you flush. There you will find the dark matter!!

Sarah Mata
Sarah Mata - 5 dagar sedan
Please explain to me how I can look into a black hole and see the back of my head because I cannot wrap my head around how that is possible? I mean, I understand it's not physically possible for me to get there and do that, but how is it theoretically possible?
10 to the minus 17 Torr?!?!?!
If you enjoyed this .... you will love this video
jajesam sigurno
jajesam sigurno - 5 dagar sedan
I thought that I will learn something about cgi and photoshop but there is just a bunch of religious crapping