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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  • No Name

    No Name

    Il y a 8 jours

    1.1k space denying Flerfers thumbs it down apparently.

  • CarsonOptical

    CarsonOptical

    Il y a mois

    Telescopes are amazing pieces of equipment. Discover the stars for yourself.

  • Adrian Scott

    Adrian Scott

    Il y a 2 mois

    wow

  • Николай Огрызков

    Николай Огрызков

    Il y a 2 mois

    интересное видео.

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    Incredible World

    Il y a 2 mois

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    Incredible World

    Il y a 2 mois

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  • Олег Е.В.

    Олег Е.В.

    Il y a 2 mois

    Изображение впечатляет.

  • WARE GEHENA

    WARE GEHENA

    Il y a 2 mois

    Glory hole

  • Marco Marco

    Marco Marco

    Il y a 2 mois

    11:45 GRANDE ITALIA! 😘

  • GoofyFX

    GoofyFX

    Il y a 2 mois

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

  • nerbah jackson

    nerbah jackson

    Il y a 2 mois

    The name of the black hole should be Sauron or Gargantua, scientists depicted the black hole with accuracy that's frightening in interstellar.

  • Tim A

    Tim A

    Il y a 2 mois

    It’s white if you will witness it with your eye and not yellow

  • Frank DiMeglio

    Frank DiMeglio

    Il y a 2 mois

    ON THE NATURE OF THE COSMOLOGICAL REDSHIFT AND TELESCOPIC/ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS: Gravity/acceleration involves BALANCED inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. F=ma AND E=mc2 PROVE that ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. GRAVITATIONAL FORCE/ENERGY IS proportional to (or BALANCED with/as) inertia/INERTIAL RESISTANCE, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Stars together AND stars apart (ON BALANCE), thereby meaning A GALAXY, would be subject to more uniform AND increased relative velocities. Stellar clustering ALSO proves that GRAVITY IS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY. Consider stars TOGETHER AND stars as POINTS ON BALANCE. Consider star formation. Consider a supernova. ALL of SPACE is NECESSARILY ELECTROMAGNETIC/GRAVITATIONAL (IN BALANCE), AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. "Mass"/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. One has to consider how such observations, including "black hole(s)", are possible. Gravity AND ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY are linked AND BALANCED, AS ELECTROMAGNETISM/ENERGY IS GRAVITY. Get a good LOOK at what is THE EYE. Consider the supergiant stars. The ability of THOUGHT to DESCRIBE OR RECONFIGURE sensory experience is ULTIMATELY dependent upon the extent to which THOUGHT IS SIMILAR TO sensory experience. THOUGHTS ARE INVISIBLE. Very importantly, outer "space" involves full inertia; AND it is FULLY INVISIBLE AND black. By Frank DiMeglio

  • bazlfc12

    bazlfc12

    Il y a 3 mois

    Dr. Katie Bouman where is she

  • DMGamer99 DMGamer99

    DMGamer99 DMGamer99

    Il y a 3 mois

    8:24, as a 14 year old science nerd I cannot describe how amazing this discovery is. Thank you scientists you made my life have meaning.

  • William Kahley

    William Kahley

    Il y a 3 mois

    Goes to say we are not alone

  • anen mongro

    anen mongro

    Il y a 3 mois

    Black hole is black hole million lights away..What bout world peace?????

  • Amir swat

    Amir swat

    Il y a 3 mois

    Now we have a black hole!!

  • WA Canada

    WA Canada

    Il y a 3 mois

    Why does nobody care?😔

  • GSequencer

    GSequencer

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • Tahir Rehman

    Tahir Rehman

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

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

  • GARY SARGSYAN

    GARY SARGSYAN

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • psysonator

    psysonator

    Il y a 3 mois

    cgi very cool .

  • Doctor BeBop

    Doctor BeBop

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • link9a link9a

    link9a link9a

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    We’re little dots living in a digital world

  • Marco Antonio Pereira

    Marco Antonio Pereira

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    Dr. Alex Durant : Into the black hole

  • Peter Atkins

    Peter Atkins

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

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

  • ss s

    ss s

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    Facinating introduction to a Great Project lke this

  • WR M

    WR M

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    How are there empty seats in there?

  • Dryson Bennington

    Dryson Bennington

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • qwertyFUBAR

    qwertyFUBAR

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    I could have drawn that in Microsoft Paint.

  • God

    God

    Il y a 3 mois

    Look its DARKSOULS xd

  • God

    God

    Il y a 3 mois

    Anticlimactic but still a great achievement!

  • Markus Patients

    Markus Patients

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    Science rocks.

  • Alphonse Capone

    Alphonse Capone

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • Ima Idiot

    Ima Idiot

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    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 3 mois

    👍🎇

  • Hello Universe

    Hello Universe

    Il y a 3 mois

    Hello-Universe! 🌀

  • // ζοhιπ

    // ζοhιπ

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • JC Denton

    JC Denton

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

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

  • Mr. Spark

    Mr. Spark

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • frank rowell

    frank rowell

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

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

  • Mr Anomalous

    Mr Anomalous

    Il y a 3 mois

    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 3 mois

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

  • Javier Mk

    Javier Mk

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • Javier Mk

    Javier Mk

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • Doin it

    Doin it

    Il y a 3 mois

    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😄

  • Jesse

    Jesse

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • Not a hentai jerker 69

    Not a hentai jerker 69

    Il y a 3 mois

    See. The earth is not flat.

  • Paras Pathak

    Paras Pathak

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • Summerdandelion1798

    Summerdandelion1798

    Il y a 3 mois

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

  • Onslaught is coming

    Onslaught is coming

    Il y a 3 mois

    Turn the lights down bro,

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