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A Picture of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

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  • Жарияланды 2022 ж. 11 Мам.
  • 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 - kzclip.net/video/Y8rAHTvpJbk/бейне.html
    Animations and simulations with English text:
    L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    kzclip.net/video/jvftAadCFRI/бейне.html
    Video of stars going around Sgr A* from European Southern Observatory
    www.eso.org/public/videos/eso...
    Video zooming into the center of our galaxy from European Southern Observatory
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXAU0...
    Video of observation of M87 courtesy of:
    C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    kzclip.net/video/meOKmzhTcIY/бейне.html
    Video of observation of SgrA* courtesy of
    C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    Z. Younsi (University College London)
    kzclip.net/video/VnsZj9RvhFU/бейне.html
    Video of telescopes in the array 2017:
    C. M. Fromm & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    kzclip.net/video/Ame7fzBuFnk/бейне.html
    Animations and simulations (no text):
    L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    kzclip.net/video/XmvpKFSvB7A/бейне.html
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    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
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    Written by Derek Muller
    Animation by Ivy Tello, Mike Radjabov, Maria Raykova
    Filmed by Petr Lebedev

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  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache Күн бұрын +11

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

  • Suchithra S
    Suchithra S Күн бұрын +518

    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.

  • L B
    L B 21 сағат бұрын +94

    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!

  • Денис Сиренко
    Денис Сиренко 12 сағат бұрын +6

    Thanks Derek! But it still remains unclear to me: if the accretion disk can be directed towards us, then why can't we see its leading edge crossing the central region of the image? After all, some of the rays from it are not directed in orbit around the black hole, but directly towards us, and, in theory, should not change their trajectory (well, or almost).

  • Sofiane Chaieb
    Sofiane Chaieb 2 сағат бұрын

    Amazingly well explained! I can't imagine an "easier" way of presenting such a complicated and non-intuitive phenomenon.

  • Fadi Afa Al-Refaee
    Fadi Afa Al-Refaee 19 сағат бұрын +25

    Hello Derek, I applaud as excitedly as I can what you do; thrilled my pre-teen children look forward to each of your videos and deeply satisfied and comforted when they walk away fascinated and excited how they learned a fundamental and complex concept that might have otherwise been too difficult to grasp. I feel less disappointed as a father bent on staying in "scientist" mode that you and the videos you deliver exist! You have my eternal gratitude and my undying support!

  • hecker
    hecker Күн бұрын +1

    More space please. This was absolutely amazing. Thanks.

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui 4 сағат бұрын +1

    As always, truly quality work! Thank you for all the hard work you put into these videos! Feels like a professional documentary every time

  • Mike Delgrande
    Mike Delgrande 16 сағат бұрын +7

    Man, thank you for making these videos. I’ve been obsessed with astronomy and Astro physics my entire life but you somehow have a way of explaining things that helps me to understand better than ever. I’ve thought about that image of a black hole from interstellar for years now trying to figure out why it looked the way it did. I knew it had a lot to do with the mass and warping of space time but this video is so informative. Thanks again for the great content.

  • Churail Officials
    Churail Officials 4 сағат бұрын

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

  • Peter Yianilos
    Peter Yianilos 21 сағат бұрын +35

    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.

  • E
    E 19 сағат бұрын +12

    Goosebumps!

  • MrMattie725
    MrMattie725 Күн бұрын +2

    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.

  • Parth Srinivasan
    Parth Srinivasan 21 сағат бұрын +15

    I‘ve pretty much replaced Netflix with Veritasium. I mean, there are other great and very interesting channels in KZclip as well, but this one just takes the prize! Thanks Derek!

  • Nat Levasseur
    Nat Levasseur 16 сағат бұрын +7

    Thank you for explaining how the image was obtained. I love learning about the science and techniques used to arrive at a discovery, or in this case, in getting an image of something so incredibly far away.

  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue 14 сағат бұрын +11

    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.

  • Sudip Bishwakarma
    Sudip Bishwakarma 7 сағат бұрын +4

    This is mind bending. Your explanation is so easy to grasp given the complexity of the subject matter. Now I have some level of understanding when I look at the image. Thanks! 😁

  • Buonarotti10
    Buonarotti10 21 сағат бұрын +4

    Wow, great graphics. Zooming into the center of the Milky Way is an experience.

  • History Dose
    History Dose Күн бұрын +259

    Somehow “supermassive” still sounds like an understatement. I vote for “SuperDuperMassive”

  • misolou fout
    misolou fout 16 сағат бұрын +11

    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!