Why this black hole photo is such a big deal

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • What it took to collect these 54-million-year-old photons from a supermassive black hole.Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-labThis is an updated version of a video we published in 2016 about the Event Horizon Telescope, an international collaboration to image a black hole for the first time in human history. On April 10, 2019, the team announced their results: They had successfully imaged the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy m87, which is nearly 54 million light-years away from us. They were able to achieve unprecedented resolution using very long baseline interferometry, which combines the observations of multiple radio telescopes across the globe. The team wanted to find out whether Einstein's Theory of General Relativity holds up in the extreme environment of black holes, and the results do, in fact, seem to be consistent with the predictions. In the future, we may see more and shaper images of black holes as the team targets smaller wavelengths of light and recruits more telescopes. Eventually, they may include an orbiting space telescope. Vox Observatory takes a magnifying glass to some of life's most interesting questions with a focus on science and technology.Watch other Vox Observatory videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAoEH...Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEOr our podcasts: https://www.vox.com/podcastsFollow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5HOr on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o


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  • Andy Martinez  1 months ago

    Gif was more disappointing than this YouTube channel.

  • draq huffle  3 months ago

    *if Hawkin lived for another year, he would have seen the blackhole*

  • blah blah man  15 hours ago

    @CubaN KinG we are the black hole we are the star the moon and the sun we are made out of the same matter so hawking too is the universe and he too is that blackhole we are all one we are made from the same stars.

  • ASUR VENUS  4 days ago

    its one conciousness thats seeing it so he does

  • Aiden Tapiz  3 months ago

    I showed the image to my grandfather minutes before his passing as he loved everything about space

  • Hazardous  4 hours ago

    Zeitgeist X Do you not know how a camera works?

  • Chỉ Vì Chú  4 days ago


  • Rajdeep Rajwar  3 months ago

    stop complaining about the pixel, remember this pic came from 54mil light years away and my phone takes a pic of the same pixel from 5m away

  • nora 노라  19 days ago

    *@K Clark*I wanna yeet u into a black hole

  • Potato Gamer  1 months ago

    CRAIG ARMY the photo they captured is what the black hole looked like 54 mil years ago edit: (im not sure)

  • D -BUNK  3 months ago

    Black Hole: * Exist *Meme pages: why is it so blurry?

  • Beast 509  5 days ago

    The image is also 500000GB

  • AcePanaHEM  13 days ago

    @Thomas Jefferson Bible basher

  • Nate Alva  3 months ago

    I just wish Stephen Hawking is still here to witness this with us

  • Captain America  12 days ago

    Nate Alva Why?

  • Tomislav Andric  14 days ago

    @Silent Human Why why why people separate Evolution and God. If you believe in God, you don't believe in Evolution. If you believe in Evolution you don't believe in God. I believe that some Supreme Being created everything and put life everywhere in Universe. By definition something can't exist from nothing.

  • Lukeamania  3 months ago

    All of the dislikes are from flat black holers.

  • will B  2 months ago


  • Sea Hag π  3 months ago

    Exactly what I was thinking!😁

  • Bcaused  3 months ago

    This is so complex omg, i am glad some people understand that, it‘s facinating

  • chicken nigger  1 months ago

    Help me in studies?

  • The Maverick!  3 months ago

    That black hole is a paid actor.

  • Is Chirag patel joking or not cuz this whole comment is a joke but i cant tell if chirag patel is joking ._.

  • MFD Dharma  2 months ago

    Tbh they could've hired a better one

  • SamuelVlogsOfficial  3 months ago

    So after watching all this.... I still *understand NOTHING* 😅😅

  • shizukagozen777  3 months ago

    @Daniel **HUGE FACEPALM**

  • Elisa Shay  3 months ago

    Daniel cool but blackholes are scary we can never get out of it and before you can get into it youre gonna die bc of how much its gonna stretch your body