Why this black hole photo is such a big deal


  1. Vox

    Vox10 days ago

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  2. cairo

    cairo4 days ago

    Really great script, and narration Joss, you have a talent. :)

  3. Èlia Gàmiz

    Èlia Gàmiz4 days ago

    +Brett MacnChee go suck pewdipie's lasagna

  4. Tina Rhodes

    Tina Rhodes4 days ago

    There's something round in black in side of it

  5. Tina Rhodes

    Tina Rhodes4 days ago

    When you take your camera point it at the sun

  6. Tina Rhodes

    Tina Rhodes4 days ago

    I think a black hole is in the sun

  7. Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson2 hours ago

    THERE ARE NO BLACK HOLES,just high heat from a star like the NIBIRU MINI SOLAR SYSTEM,who all of you will be seeing close up here shortly,its about to pass the earth,and when it does,MOST OF YOU WILL BE KILLED BY IT,aren't you glad ALL your scientists are paid government whores,they won't warn either.....

  8. Elder 987419

    Elder 98741914 hours ago

    The truth is its not a big deal its only 2019 humans are stupid

  9. Monk S

    Monk S18 hours ago

    This is not a photograph. It is not a picture of a black hole.

  10. Star Lemon077

    Star Lemon07719 hours ago

    Lol cat eye black hole

  11. Could Be Anybody

    Could Be AnybodyDay ago

    This is the first time one of VOX's video's have actually been relevant and consistent lol.

  12. K. Khurana

    K. KhuranaDay ago

    After few decades we will be telling our offsprings about how difficult it was to take the first picture of black hole.

  13. Cymoon RBACpro

    Cymoon RBACproDay ago

    This is not a photograph, this is a reconstructed image using data from different radio telescopes. This type of phenomenon has been observed by optical telescopes they are called *Ring Galaxy which is a galaxy with a circle-like appearance. Hoag's Object, discovered by Art Hoag in 1950, is an example of a ring galaxy.* The ring contains many massive, relatively young blue stars, which are extremely bright. The central region contains relatively little luminous matter. Calling this object a black hole is self-imposed wishful thinking! Click here to see a ring galaxy (Hoag object) apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0209/hoag_hst.jpg

  14. Aamir Bedi

    Aamir BediDay ago

    Why does every major reported change happens only thousand light years away?? Why can’t it happen in matter of few thousand kilometers ???(from earths surface)

  15. Geoffrey Sarita

    Geoffrey SaritaDay ago

    Yes! they have a picture of black hole, children who doesn't have food, shelter, and clean water will be able to live a decent life now!! Good job, your billion is well spent.

  16. F34R Gridlock

    F34R GridlockDay ago

    A *privileged* group of telescopes

  17. crankcall2u

    crankcall2uDay ago

    Black hoe

  18. Bob Brown

    Bob BrownDay ago

    So what they are really saying it that they captured 100s of years' old light from a bunch of different frequencies and locations from things being swallowed up by the black hole and all the data corralated in the image proving the outline " not the still invisible point" exists. But still, turning a theory into a measurable fact.

  19. rollercoaster55

    rollercoaster552 days ago

    This video utterly failed to properly explain what we're looking at. That picture is NOT a picture or image of a black hole! This video gets a D- for explaining science. "They...worked for months to generate the image that _best represents_ the data." In other words, this is NOT a picture of a black hole (because of course that would be impossible with today's technology). It is instead a graph of what a bunch of mathematicians THINK a black hole looks like based on the computer models they created which are full of assumptions about the data.

  20. Jace Harbison

    Jace Harbison2 days ago

    That's not the full black hole, if you were an honest new outlet you would have shown the not zoomed in image to show that the image was very detailed and clear rather than showing the one bad part

  21. justin morgan

    justin morgan2 days ago

    No barionic matter can’t travel faster. But ok

  22. Ninja Xhyper

    Ninja Xhyper2 days ago

    Its just a donut thats blurred to make people think its a blackhole

  23. Ixion Music

    Ixion Music2 days ago


  24. TruthSeeker Ultimate

    TruthSeeker Ultimate2 days ago

    Black Hole:The Universe's Dumpsite which provides the Evidence of INTELLIGENT DESIGN !!!

  25. pujarani Maharana

    pujarani Maharana2 days ago

    The real information of black hole in this linkwww.lookchup.com/read-blog/850931

  26. Deborah AIchele

    Deborah AIchele2 days ago

    it's God's eye looking at us.


    RIXETHEM2 days ago

    Good, finally

  28. T Bjornsson

    T Bjornsson2 days ago

    that was an abrupt ending!

  29. Carl Shorter

    Carl Shorter2 days ago

    It’s truly hard to comprehend 54mil miles... they apparently got a picture of a black hole that’s 54 million LIGHT YEARS... this is science?? I heard one of the lady’s at the conference for this black hole event say we couldn’t see cause it’s black, but we got a nice blurry pic of a red and black hole..what a big load of none common sense bull....

  30. Tommy Sinclair

    Tommy Sinclair3 days ago

    This is scary

  31. H e c k Y e a h

    H e c k Y e a h3 days ago

    It looks like a glazed donut to me

  32. qυєєи ɨռֆǟռɨtʏ

    qυєєи ɨռֆǟռɨtʏ3 days ago

    *This isn't a big deal! No one is even talking about it! NO ONE! I think everyone should, this is kinda a big step.*

  33. SayedFadhil AlAttas

    SayedFadhil AlAttas3 days ago

    Black hole for stephen hawking fapping

  34. Patrick Lockwood

    Patrick Lockwood3 days ago

    Picture taken with an android

  35. squidy random

    squidy random3 days ago


  36. CFH M3TAL

    CFH M3TAL3 days ago

    Photo= pieces from different places put together by 4 different teams. Call me when u get that actual photo... A Polaroid should do

  37. Doodoo Diploid

    Doodoo Diploid4 days ago

    6:07 "So that's why it's real."

  38. zznug 2

    zznug 24 days ago

    ah so now those 'images' are illustrations...funny how they omitted that when they where presenting black holes before

  39. Nicholas Harp

    Nicholas Harp4 days ago

    The modern idea for a black hole hasn't been around for centuries, just caught that at the beginning.

  40. William Alarie

    William Alarie4 days ago

    where is Katie Bouman in this video.

  41. Ant

    Ant4 days ago

    2:42 is that a peni-

  42. Luciuslikes Raña

    Luciuslikes Raña4 days ago

    My teachers cosine is the discoverer of that black hole

  43. Tina Rhodes

    Tina Rhodes4 days ago

    That black hole is in a different galaxy in that to to to to to far away not even one black hole will reach us it's impossible. There's lots of planets in other galixys but it might keep growing if stars break we have to know this because if you do get sucked into a black hole you can't breath well you wouldn't want what because that's in a another galixy I'm suprised that a little telescope would capture millions in millions away in I'm kid I'm surprised that I'm this stuff but it would be better if I did then not

  44. Manasseh Gallemit

    Manasseh Gallemit4 days ago

    Can you make a video about The world corruption free, and what happen each country economy and peoples lovelihood. Can poverty decline?

  45. l Poc

    l Poc4 days ago

    It’s not a picture

  46. parampaa2

    parampaa24 days ago

    It only took minutes before it is made into a meme.

  47. Anonymous U

    Anonymous U4 days ago

    An “Unseeable” Black Hole

  48. Pagong27Gaming Mapping and More!

    Pagong27Gaming Mapping and More!4 days ago

    Black holes are "invisible". The first image of this black hole is blurry.

  49. Lee Yan Lei

    Lee Yan Lei4 days ago

    It looks similar to nuclear medical imaging of the short axis of the heart!

  50. grin and bear it -

    grin and bear it -4 days ago

    Black hole is like a demonrat, it takes everything you feed it and never gives in return.

  51. Call Me Yamato

    Call Me Yamato4 days ago

    If Only Stephen Hawking Lived One More Year.

  52. Arcadian Duke

    Arcadian Duke4 days ago

    WTF? It's no "image" at all. Using a histogram? To estimate the diameter? This is complete BS! Nothing more than a fuzzy CGI that is now being passed onto the world to justify the cost. $19,300,000 for a best guess fuzzy computer generated image? Again, I say WTF? Will you nerds please explain to someone who clearly isn't as smart as you, why this is nothing more than science fiction, and why using "innovative algorithms" that create an image that isn't real, is an achievement?

  53. Kem Ko

    Kem Ko5 days ago

    You need to check your "facts". I am not going to make it easy for you. Do your own RESEARCH & see if you can find out what MISINFORMATION that you are spreading.

  54. Vinod Menon

    Vinod Menon5 days ago

    "Nothing moves faster than speed of light " she says . Has she not heard of Warp Drives , I ask ? :-)

  55. Renato Cara

    Renato Cara3 days ago

    A foton traveling through a (hypothetical) warp drive is still faster than anything else. So yes, nothing is faster than light.

  56. shaul sharabi

    shaul sharabi5 days ago

    the black hole we captured is Super massive black hole or other?

  57. Steffi Castandillo

    Steffi Castandillo5 days ago

    The effort they put just to capture the first image is damn hard

  58. BxckStxbber 12

    BxckStxbber 125 days ago

    Me: OMG THE FIRST BLACK HOLE IMAGE!! Girls: ...Ew that's the worst pic quality ever

  59. GAMING MACHINE (tankionline)

    GAMING MACHINE (tankionline)5 days ago

    why big deal? because its the biggest hole in the universe

  60. yoboytrel

    yoboytrel5 days ago


  61. Itay Maoz

    Itay Maoz5 days ago

    Why do you say centuries ago, it has been barley 1

  62. Famous TV

    Famous TV5 days ago

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  63. Dirga Buana

    Dirga Buana5 days ago

    hm,when you explain it like that,it is outstanding that we can even get a picture at all.

  64. Pan Damasque

    Pan Damasque5 days ago

    Is this video from the future? Because from where I'm watching 1916 is not "centuries ago".

  65. Jun Shibata

    Jun Shibata5 days ago

    This was a Japanese team that made this find. No mention?

  66. Bugsy

    Bugsy5 days ago

    obviously fake

  67. Bugsy

    Bugsy5 days ago

    wake up sheeple

  68. Binker

    Binker5 days ago

    This presentation is best viewed alongside something like "Wallace Thornhill: Black Hole or Plasmoid?"

  69. RafPlayZ

    RafPlayZ5 days ago

    Light:**Travelling** BlackHole:*NOM NOM NOM*

  70. barritoo thy

    barritoo thy5 days ago

    This is a unbelievable photo. They made a Blurry photo from that far! The photo would be a black screen with little dots on it, if our technology wasn’t as great as now. That photo was taken from 513,000,000,000,000,000,000km!

  71. Victor Nikolov

    Victor Nikolov5 days ago

    This is a heated nut. It even has six sides. :-D

  72. Spondon.14 Gaming

    Spondon.14 Gaming5 days ago

    thats really lit

  73. Demo Real

    Demo Real5 days ago

    fake scientists can tell BS about astrophysics for years and journos will believe everything they say

  74. Marcus Doherty

    Marcus Doherty5 days ago

    1:00 Uhhh, I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure bullets go twice the speed of light and that's why when you get shot in the head the brain isn't being torn, it's just the bullet squishing through so fast, it stretches the brain further than its breaking point.

  75. Angel Liux

    Angel Liux5 days ago

    Still don't understand how they did this, can someone explain in a easy 1+1=2 way?

  76. Akshay Mali

    Akshay Mali5 days ago

    Why did they not include Hubble Telescope in their project ? As it's already in space and would've helped capturing a more clear picture of a Black Hole by avoiding dust particles and gasses of the earth which are absent in space !

  77. Duc Duc

    Duc Duc5 days ago

    Flex tape ?

  78. R.D. outlaw

    R.D. outlaw5 days ago

    So how does this save the world , prevent starvation in 3rd world countries !

  79. Ian Williams

    Ian Williams5 days ago

    Because it’s the first visual representation of Kobe Bryant

  80. Titan Smash Games

    Titan Smash Games5 days ago

    If only hawking lived one more year he could have seen this 😪

  81. Chuttunt Chumnong

    Chuttunt Chumnong5 days ago

    it's very very so..... so... far away.... form us...

  82. Razordreamz

    Razordreamz5 days ago

    The eye of Saruron is real!

  83. Chivo Chivito

    Chivo Chivito5 days ago

    I’m still lost even more after watching this lol

  84. Simon Ruszczak

    Simon Ruszczak5 days ago

    Bullshit, it's a plasmoid.

  85. F.B.I

    F.B.I5 days ago

    Is it sad that if Steven Hawkins lived a year longer he would have seen a black hole

  86. Ray Mak

    Ray Mak5 days ago

    The place of infinite density

  87. The Duke 71000 71000

    The Duke 71000 710005 days ago

    Black Holes only exist in the minds and computers of certain branches of Science where the Scientists forgot to get themselves any qualifications in Electrical matters. On the other hand Astro Electrical Physicists & Plasma Physicists are falling about laughing at this nonsense as the Pictures in reality show nothing more sinister than a Plasmoid. The Universe is run by Electricity (not gravity), and a spiders web of electrical currents (known as Birkland Currents) flow throughout the Universe connecting virtually everything. Where many of these current flows meet, commonly at the centre of Galaxies, is found a concentration of Plasma that carries electricity known as a Plasmoid. It is donut shaped, and can glow (as seen in the supposed "Black hole" pictures), if sufficient dust and gas is present to reveal it. The Plasmoid is effectively a "Junction box" of numerous "Birkland Currents". "Birkland Currents" are credited to Prof Kristian Birkland Nobel prize winner 1903. Who discovered the electrical connection between Earth & our Sun. His work was expanded by Prof Hans Alfven (Nobel Prize winner 1970) who discovered the spiders web of "Birkland" electrical currents that flow across the whole Universe. "Black Holes" belong in Science Fiction movies, not real Science.

  88. Joshua Degreiff

    Joshua Degreiff6 days ago

    We need a galaxy 10s for take pictures better than photos this 😂

  89. Harsh Jaiswal

    Harsh Jaiswal6 days ago


  90. Dawn Marie May

    Dawn Marie May6 days ago

    I heard it was the end of Snoop Dogs Blunt. Lol.

  91. Shubham Mourya

    Shubham Mourya6 days ago

    Congratulations..... According to me, it is a 55 million years old image because data collected by telescopes is captured through that light(radio waves) which reach us after travelling 55 millions light years distance..........Am I right or not???

  92. Mariyeh Mushtaq

    Mariyeh Mushtaq6 days ago

    The way he said, "so...that's why its real" in the end, makes me feel its not. Lol jk

  93. Robert Cathcart

    Robert Cathcart6 days ago

    Looks like God enjoys a donut with his coffee.

  94. K Clark

    K Clark6 days ago

    Pure propaganda and deception. So easy to see through this. What is wrong with you guys?

  95. Na Sha

    Na Sha6 days ago

    her voice is stirring me up

  96. mash made

    mash made6 days ago

    might be a plasmoid not a black hole

  97. Phrawsty

    Phrawsty6 days ago

    The way that guy ended that was super gay...

  98. Pratheesh R

    Pratheesh R6 days ago

    And people still believe in god

  99. Spanci0k

    Spanci0k6 days ago


  100. John Doe

    John Doe6 days ago

    Fake news. That galactic scaled celestial orange glazed donut was a paid actor.

  101. Felt Is king

    Felt Is king6 days ago

    Science book companies: *sees picture* time to make New science books

  102. Kayn Frost

    Kayn Frost6 days ago

    0:13 GTA san andreas big ear right?

  103. michelhouelpdesque

    michelhouelpdesque6 days ago

    Black hole picture = so great it can fix mass zombification. It's just THAT great. "SARC" "Off"

  104. Noob Gaming

    Noob Gaming6 days ago

    And here people are still thinking that earth is flat😁

  105. beautiful stick

    beautiful stick6 days ago

    Just some progaganda like man walking on the moon. Nothing of this is real. We live on a flat land with a glass ceiling, there is nothing but heaven outside. Do you really think angels are living in some space with void ? BS

  106. sha zsha

    sha zsha6 days ago

    wait does someone here say 'man, too bad stephen hawking dot, dot, dot, dot,'

  107. IndonesianAviationFan 561

    IndonesianAviationFan 5616 days ago

    You want to know why? It is a meme

  108. sha zsha

    sha zsha6 days ago