Breakthrough discovery in astronomy: first ever image of a black hole

On 10 April 2019 at 15:00 CEST (Brussels time) the European Commission presented a ground-breaking discovery by Event Horizon Telescope - an international scientific collaboration aiming to capture the first image of a black hole by creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope. EU-funded researchers play a key role in the project.
Black holes are extremely compressed cosmic objects, containing incredible amounts of mass within a tiny region. Their presence affects their surroundings in extreme ways, by warping spacetime and super-heating any material falling into it. The captured image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the constellation of Virgo. This black hole is located 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5-billion times larger than our sun.
Six press conferences around the world took place simultaneously. In Europe, Commissioner Moedas and lead scientists funded by the European Research Council held a press conference in Brussels to unveil the discovery.
Panelists:
- Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
- Prof. Anton Zensus, Director at Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany (Chair of the EHT Collaboration Board)
- Prof. Heino Falcke, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Chair of the EHT Science Council)
- Dr Monika Mościbrodzka, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (EHT Working Group Coordinator)
- Prof. Luciano Rezzolla, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany (EHT Board Member)
- Prof. Eduardo Ros, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany, (EHT Board Secretary)
EC press release: europa.eu/!nr97rr
Scientific press release by EHT: blackholecam.org/erc_bhc_pr-2/
More insights by Jonathan O’Callaghan's article: europa.eu/!mb77wB
Behind the scene with the black hole scientists: europa.eu/!xx46nf
#EHTBlackHole #BlackHoleDay #RealBlackHole #BlackHoles

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  • GoofyFX

    GoofyFX

    Il y a 3 jours

    I’m really lucky to be able to live and see this moment i’m so happy 💞

  • Amir swat

    Amir swat

    Il y a 10 jours

    Now we have a black hole!!

  • WA Canada

    WA Canada

    Il y a 11 jours

    Why does nobody care?😔

  • GSequencer

    GSequencer

    Il y a 11 jours

    What degree has the event horizon and what vector has the force beyond it?

  • Tahir Rehman

    Tahir Rehman

    Il y a 11 jours

    My heartiest congratulations to all Scientists who made efforts to prove Surah e Najam right...and to prove Albert Einstein right.. big day for human kind..

  • GSequencer

    GSequencer

    Il y a 11 jours

    how much computing power does it take to transform the data?

  • GARY SARGSYAN

    GARY SARGSYAN

    Il y a 11 jours

    While aliens are watching this and laughing at us....

  • psysonator

    psysonator

    Il y a 11 jours

    cgi very cool .

  • Doctor BeBop

    Doctor BeBop

    Il y a 12 jours

    It looks like . . . a hole of some type . . . a hole that is . . . black . . . a black hole!

  • link9a link9a

    link9a link9a

    Il y a 12 jours

    yes cool ...BUT ...all this big news for only 1 pic seriously ? they cant have more than 1 or some video or.whatever ….

  • Adam

    Adam

    Il y a 12 jours

    We’re little dots living in a digital world

  • Marco Antonio Pereira

    Marco Antonio Pereira

    Il y a 12 jours

    It's so fascinate that I can't imagine the dimension of this fact. Tank's scientist people of the planet !!!

  • Remram

    Remram

    Il y a 12 jours

    Why is this video so quiet? The audio track is 14 dB too low! I can barely hear the panelists with my sound turned to the max.

  • wommokie Balur

    wommokie Balur

    Il y a 12 jours

    As I had seen this I was like; it is ugly but then I realised how much time is in that

  • Peter Atkins

    Peter Atkins

    Il y a 12 jours

    Dr. Alex Durant : Into the black hole

  • Peter Atkins

    Peter Atkins

    Il y a 12 jours

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt : Tonight, my friends, we stand on the brink of a feat unparalleled in space exploration. If the data on my returning probe matches my computerized calculations, I will travel where no man has dared to go. Dr. Alex Durant : Into the black hole

  • Peter Atkins

    Peter Atkins

    Il y a 12 jours

    Does that mean that we can travel across the event horizon like in the film interstellar.

  • ss s

    ss s

    Il y a 12 jours

    Collaboration of event horizon telescope M87 galaxy 53.5 million light years Mass of black hole is 6.5 billion times more than sun Diameter 100 billion kms Emits radioactive wave of blue colour and these waves are distributed in straight line upto 5000 light years When matter falls in black hole it starts rotating at Speed of light, it becomes hot and emits light(plasma) Why is the hole more bright at bottom ...bcoz either black hole is rotating or matter is rotating...it is rotating in clockwise direction Fleet of sensitive mm wave telescope combined through supercomputer to form single large radio telescope

  • WulfCry

    WulfCry

    Il y a 12 jours

    matter folds onto the black hole and starts to rotate. Why though why does matter folds in a b.h if the condition are violent inside of it. There no reaction from matter into a b.h gravity doesn't nullify whats go's inside a b.h.

  • Samy Shalaby

    Samy Shalaby

    Il y a 12 jours

    Facinating introduction to a Great Project lke this

  • WR M

    WR M

    Il y a 12 jours

    Newton's third law of motion "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Every Black Hole must have a counterpart - you must think of a pair of (equal and opposite) Black Holes that eject matter at "each other". This is the center of galaxies, such as our Milky Way. The common axis of the two black holes is at the center of, and perpendicular to, the Milky Way's "Galactic Plane", for example. I did a video a few years ago describing how this fits into my theory: frdownload.net/item/vid%C3%A9o-EK_-NTHfRrc.html

  • Qassim Al-jabouri

    Qassim Al-jabouri

    Il y a 12 jours

    Albert , steven RIP You are the legends. The science before you never become as science after you. Love you so much

  • Dryson Bennington

    Dryson Bennington

    Il y a 12 jours

    Could black holes have existed prior to the Big Bang as singularities without a star needing to collapse? Based on how a black hole functions, speeding matter up to create heat or visible light, pre-big bang matter or fields of space traveling faster than the speed of light, maybe at the speed of infinity, which is the speed of space around everything, interacted with the black holes. The two super colossal forces then created matter that was flung across the Universe and eventually slowed and cooled down into the Universe today. Such black holes would not have been as powerful as the black hole that was discovered but could have dissipated into a potential cold spot or super void.

  • Dryson Bennington

    Dryson Bennington

    Il y a 12 jours

    Here's a question. If the M87 Black Hole passes across in front of a nebula that 100 light years behind the black hole, does the black hole create a shadow on the nebula? Transiting black hole studies is a must.

  • kingo55

    kingo55

    Il y a 12 jours

    How are there empty seats in there?

  • Dryson Bennington

    Dryson Bennington

    Il y a 12 jours

    Makes you wonder if Stephen Hawking's soul didn't actually find the black hole.

  • qwertyFUBAR

    qwertyFUBAR

    Il y a 12 jours

    We have learned that black holes resemble a conference room full of people and microphones discussing revealing an virtual telescope image of a black hole! It's true, I watched a bit of Senate hearing today and noticed the resemblance to a black hole!

  • Rich Hooker

    Rich Hooker

    Il y a 12 jours

    I had a question about the jets.. shooting kpc’s away.. say M87 shoots a jet of light or a wave of energy 3,230 light years, 1 Kiliparsec, how long does that jet take to separate from the black hole and continue on its journey.. if its 1kpc long, wouldn’t it take 3,230 years to disappear if it was traveling at the speed of light? Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations on one of history’s finest discovery’s. I am so very proud to have watched this presentation and share it with my son. Thank you

  • ArunPlaysPiano

    ArunPlaysPiano

    Il y a 12 jours

    I could have drawn that in Microsoft Paint.

  • Try Caffeine Pill

    Try Caffeine Pill

    Il y a 12 jours

    Look its DARKSOULS xd

  • Try Caffeine Pill

    Try Caffeine Pill

    Il y a 12 jours

    Anticlimactic but still a great achievement!

  • Markus Patients

    Markus Patients

    Il y a 13 jours

    I wonder what would happen if a chocolate chip cookie fell into a black hole ; Could you still eat it?

  • Commander Kruge

    Commander Kruge

    Il y a 13 jours

    Science rocks.

  • Alphonse Capone

    Alphonse Capone

    Il y a 13 jours

    Surprised not to see Kate Bouman on stage? Then again, typical for bosses to steal all the glory.

  • Burt Burty

    Burt Burty

    Il y a 13 jours

    And? So why is this so fantastic, its been there all the time now we can take a peek big deal

  • aloevera74

    aloevera74

    Il y a 13 jours

    Now what will happen first: Milky Way crashing with Andromeda Or this Black Hole absorbing earth/ solar system/ Milky Way and andromeda together?

  • pedro hernandez

    pedro hernandez

    Il y a 13 jours

    👍🎇

  • Hello Universe

    Hello Universe

    Il y a 13 jours

    Hello-Universe! 🌀

  • // Zohir

    // Zohir

    Il y a 13 jours

    // The general relativity of Einstein is now approved. 👍

  • JC Denton

    JC Denton

    Il y a 13 jours

    If only they got Sam Neill to announce. Opportunity lost to grow science interest numbers. (And this funding) /facepalm. I’m still happy though! Good job to everyone on the team!!!!

  • Klumsy Kameleon

    Klumsy Kameleon

    Il y a 13 jours

    How come every comment has thousands of likes but no replies? Something fishy is going on...

  • V-anonymous

    V-anonymous

    Il y a 13 jours

    Really? Black hole? Looks like a solar eclipse to me. 🙄

  • frank rowell

    frank rowell

    Il y a 13 jours

    If it's a black hole and nothing gets away from it, how is there a corona around it

  • Maple Night

    Maple Night

    Il y a 13 jours

    Cool! Although tbh I don’t feel anything about it...it’s cool :(

  • Mr Anomalous

    Mr Anomalous

    Il y a 13 jours

    How do we assume the outter ring is plasma? Or is that term used to just describe what it appears to be.

  • Hans-Joachim Bierwirth

    Hans-Joachim Bierwirth

    Il y a 13 jours

    You are trying to politisize this event and thereby you are misleading the audience.

  • Javier Mk

    Javier Mk

    Il y a 13 jours

    to avoid making the same mistakes as journalists... please not a scientist... and German!

  • Javier Mk

    Javier Mk

    Il y a 13 jours

    Please do not talk in kilometers! AUs, light-years or parsecs...

  • Doin it

    Doin it

    Il y a 13 jours

    So if a black hole sucks everything inside of it, including gravity and light, how is the uinverse expanding, and where does the matter that gets sucked into the blackhole hole go? These are questions that need to be answered😄

  • James Dean

    James Dean

    Il y a 13 jours

    Finding a black hole 500 million trillion miles away!!! Finding aliens......................................

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    Gay nigga t gay hitler is t series

    Il y a 13 jours

    See. The earth is not flat.

  • Paras Pathak

    Paras Pathak

    Il y a 13 jours

    I skipped the black hole chapter while reading HC Verma book.Who else also did that?

  • Summerdandelion1798

    Summerdandelion1798

    Il y a 13 jours

    What is the point of this? When 95% of the ocean is undiscovered?

  • Onslaught is coming

    Onslaught is coming

    Il y a 13 jours

    Turn the lights down bro,

  • Stephen Osullivan

    Stephen Osullivan

    Il y a 13 jours

    Lord of the rings

  • rounak baheti

    rounak baheti

    Il y a 13 jours

    Some people don't care about black holes and mysteries of universe. But not us. Not us

  • Leon

    Leon

    Il y a 13 jours

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 200 SCIENTISTS FROM THE EHT COLLABORATION FOR SHOWING US THE EVER FIRST REAL IMAGE OF THE SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE AT THE CENTER OF MESSIER 87!

  • 蔡安安

    蔡安安

    Il y a 13 jours

    *TAIPEI*

  • Magare Govedo

    Magare Govedo

    Il y a 13 jours

    Stephen Hawking IS THE BLACK HOLE

  • : o

    : o

    Il y a 13 jours

    7:40 no need to thank me

  • Anupam S1000RR

    Anupam S1000RR

    Il y a 13 jours

    So PLEASE Make a Time Machine Now

  • Jordan Paterson

    Jordan Paterson

    Il y a 13 jours

    So privileged to have seen one! What a beautiful sight from our universe

  • Gihan Panditha

    Gihan Panditha

    Il y a 13 jours

    cool

  • Adhi Karrang

    Adhi Karrang

    Il y a 13 jours

    human!!!

  • Imp P

    Imp P

    Il y a 13 jours

    Our eyes and experience tell us the earth is flat and motionless, and everything in the sky revolves around us. But when we cease to believe our own senses we have to prostrate ourselves at the feet of these very pseudosciencentists who are blinding us, and treat them as experts. By brainwashing us with something gigantic and fundamental, it makes every other type of lesser indoctrination a piece of cake. Earth being the fixed stationary centre of the universe where which everything in the heavens revolves not only gives a special significance to earth, but to us humans the most intelligent of the intelligent designers design. By turning earth into a ball shot around the sun hurdling through infinite space from a godless Big Bang, they turn humanity into a random, meaningless, purposeless accident of a blind dumb universe. So it's like trauma based mind control, beating the divinity out of us with their mental manipulations. The modern atheist Big Bang heliocentric globe earth-chance evolution paradigm spiritually controls humanity by removing god, or any sort of intelligent design and replaces purposeful divine creation with haphazard random cosmic coincidence. By removing earth from the motionless centre of the universe, these Masons have moved us physically and metaphysically from a place of supreme importance to one of complete nihilistic indifference. If the earth is the centre of the universe then the idea of god, creation, and a purpose for human existence are resplendent. But if earth is just one of billions of planets revolving billions of stars in billions of galaxies, then the idea of god, creation, and a specific purpose for earth and human existence become highly implausible. So by surreptitiously indoctrinating us into their scientific materialist sun-worship not only do we lose faith in anything beyond the material, we gain absolute faith in materiality, superficiality, status, selfishness, hedonism, and consumerism. If there is no God and everyone is just an accident then all that really matters is me me me! Their rich, powerful corporations with slick sun-cult logos sell us idols to worship, slowly taking over the world while we tacitly believe their "science", vote for their politicians, buy their products, listen to their music, watch their movies, all sacrificing our souls at the altar of materialism.

  • Applasamy Subbha Rao

    Applasamy Subbha Rao

    Il y a 13 jours

    Too long video ... Is there any indications of Hawking's Radiation from Blackhole?

  • Cody Crouse

    Cody Crouse

    Il y a 13 jours

    Congrats to the U.S, the E.U, Russia, China, Japan & South Korea for this great project & history making feat.

  • Goushik RJ

    Goushik RJ

    Il y a 13 jours

    Awesome work!!!!! My opinion, Why it will be a hole ?Is this is a three dimensional hole? Is we see any any three dimensional in our life? Holes are two dimensional so blackhole is not a hole and it is not a warm hole or a gate way to other universe .It is a dark sphere and extremely dense. why it appear dark is because of its extreme gravity and not allow light to escape.

  • Edoardo Villasenor

    Edoardo Villasenor

    Il y a 13 jours

    Oh I’m going to tell my children that our generation saw the removal of a planet, start of memes, and now the first black hole appearance.

  • Drgnwire

    Drgnwire

    Il y a 13 jours

    🍩

  • Jproxs Designs

    Jproxs Designs

    Il y a 13 jours

    What if the universe is a black hole itself?

  • obscuresoul

    obscuresoul

    Il y a 13 jours

    Looks like someone squashed a jaffa cake.

  • Kwigle

    Kwigle

    Il y a 13 jours

    im crying, I cant believe I finally get to see a real one.

  • Tate Chasers

    Tate Chasers

    Il y a 13 jours

    7:50 is where you want to start

  • lilpeep Forever

    lilpeep Forever

    Il y a 13 jours

    Just knowing that we don’t know what happens if you enter a black hole scares me Isn’t their not ones that move around in space ?

  • Cymoon RBACpro

    Cymoon RBACpro

    Il y a 13 jours

    This sounds like “black hole religion” Give me a break, These scientists are all delusional!

  • RLS Norton

    RLS Norton

    Il y a 13 jours

    Magnificent science discovery ☯️

  • Debra Abbondola

    Debra Abbondola

    Il y a 13 jours

    That's super cool ,but what's on the other side? Will NASA ever agree that The only way to discover anything is to send a "dumby" ? Their are many many people who would take that risk .I being 1 knowing I might not come home.....I believe its better to send one Man or Woman in exchange for the countless 9 month abortions being approved by our politicians

  • Вячеслав Дуров

    Вячеслав Дуров

    Il y a 13 jours

    I watched the conference in the same breath. Emotions overlap. What are these guys! Я на одном дыхании смотрел конференцию. Эмоции перехлёстывают. Какие же молодцы эти ребята!!!

  • Rylan State

    Rylan State

    Il y a 13 jours

    Wow #history

  • Irianto Safari

    Irianto Safari

    Il y a 13 jours

    would be interesting to send a nuclear missile into a black hole and see what happens

  • Dna K

    Dna K

    Il y a 13 jours

    Why are they clapping we could die

  • d3x3d

    d3x3d

    Il y a 13 jours

    thank you for this fantastic gift.

  • Nabil Essadiki

    Nabil Essadiki

    Il y a 13 jours

    La cuestion aqui es : hay vida intelligente sobre la tierra ???

  • Adiel T

    Adiel T

    Il y a 13 jours

    Here’s what you came for 7:53

  • jordan vernis

    jordan vernis

    Il y a 14 jours

    This is history we are watching, kids are gonna be watching this in 2090 in their history classes

  • Zainab Hamzaie

    Zainab Hamzaie

    Il y a 14 jours

    It's amazing to think what could be achieved with human collaboration but so many things are holding us back

  • Joe Olivas

    Joe Olivas

    Il y a 14 jours

    I hope we go through the black hole

  • Joe Olivas

    Joe Olivas

    Il y a 14 jours

    Discover the cure for cancer, instead of imaginary black holes.

  • Toyota AE86

    Toyota AE86

    Il y a 14 jours

    A major breakthrough in astronomy.

  • R4ZR_Hunter YT

    R4ZR_Hunter YT

    Il y a 14 jours

    Mhmmm super computer

  • Mr, Boo Boo 1972

    Mr, Boo Boo 1972

    Il y a 14 jours

    Politictions Globally need to get on Board and Make Science, Real Science The Number one funded thing for Humanity... And my country needs to wake up stop lieing NASA, and get on board with things. This is absolutely amazing. This is the stuff that moves us in direction of space that president Kennedy was talking about... The Moon and beyond. Our country is probably dead last in really caring about these breakthrough scientific findings., Cause after the mid eighties we went by to bed. Absolutely a waste of the last 50 plus years. We could have bn to Mars as a Global community already.. multiple times, Terra forming it. Great job everyone involved in this endeavor. Imagine the endless possibilities out there...what is past the next Horizon...? What Event lies there...? For Humanity sake... People ND to get on board.

  • EEH

    EEH

    Il y a 14 jours

    Hope it is not the same story as neil armstrong

  • AwesomeEBM

    AwesomeEBM

    Il y a 14 jours

    This is amazing

  • Mr, Boo Boo 1972

    Mr, Boo Boo 1972

    Il y a 14 jours

    Congratulations. And Congratulations may he Rest.i.p. Einstein, that again... In just recent years that another theory of his and how he thought worked... Was Correct... That being Gravity works with Waves. Absolutely Awesome.

  • No

    No

    Il y a 14 jours

    Wow. I never thought I'd get to see one in my lifetime... We've seen the unseeable. This is a defining moment in history.

  • niamh

    niamh

    Il y a 14 jours

    this is our purpose in life. to discover what life really is.

  • Void

    Void

    Il y a 14 jours

    So what? It makes for a fabulous story and represents an achievement for astronomers but, it's a meaningless blob to me. That's the problem with science, it's full of facts and devoid of meaning.

  • Sleep Cobra Naja

    Sleep Cobra Naja

    Il y a 14 jours

    We found black hole now what ?

  • Philip Marks

    Philip Marks

    Il y a 14 jours

    so ... if the earth is spinning 1000 mph on its axix... travelling around the sun at much more speed... etc etc how did you manage to capture such an accurate zoom to the black hole???

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