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A Picture of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole
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 - clip-share.net/video/Y8rAHTvpJbk/...
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Comments

  • Simon Gross
    Simon Gross 3 hours ago

    Thank you for shedding light rather than heat

  • EliteTeamKiller
    EliteTeamKiller 3 hours ago

    IF that's our B-hole, God forbid we find our A-hole.

  • Brian Lawrenson
    Brian Lawrenson 3 hours ago

    And water cannot flow through pipes pissoff

  • alisher rakhimov
    alisher rakhimov 3 hours ago

    you are looking shallow at the global problems.....we need to curb unrestricted capitalism.....all problems in the world starts from ignoring real problems to squeeze extra money

  • UpsideDown - Pug19
    UpsideDown - Pug19 4 hours ago

    I think this got recommended cause of the latest owl house episode :L

  • Tug Jorb
    Tug Jorb 4 hours ago

    Are people stupid? Just practice singing or something. I can entertain myself for about 2 hours at a time doing nothing but that.

  • Uzair Farooq
    Uzair Farooq 4 hours ago

    I would just give them the hotel phone number and tell them to call me when they find an open room 😂😂

  • Song Media
    Song Media 4 hours ago

    So the idea of wireless power (charging pads for example) being inefficient due to loss in energy is technically wrong? I have no clue how to think about the application of electricity transmission anymore lol.

  • Robert Connell
    Robert Connell 4 hours ago

    anyone else notice that the 2 animals he mentioned were "bats" and "MONKEYS" Watching this a year after it was posted, during "monkey pox" outbreak.... hmmmm

  • mwaustn
    mwaustn 4 hours ago

    Hey, look... at 42 i have 2 beautiful daughters, and we choose a video to watch together and learn. More often than not we are watching your videos. Thank you for teaching my kids while also teaching a kid at heart. Enjoy those children, they will make you a better man. I never knew how much my kids would teach me about life. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  • Andrew Bauer
    Andrew Bauer 4 hours ago

    What would be an interesting video is to compare digital/analogue computation in this video, with the two sides of thinking you did in "The Science of Thinking" video. I can see a correlation between, the fast side of thinking that can be inaccurate with analogue computation, and the slow sides of thinking that are more accurate with digital computation. The correlation is not a direct overlay, but has enough similarities to be analogous.

  • Boorin Yeung
    Boorin Yeung 4 hours ago

    Many video response is just like throwing a stone into a pound and create ripples. That's how people get inspired. But for sure, that do not happen in 1/2c time. :D

  • Alvin Dades
    Alvin Dades 4 hours ago

    What does rowan doing here, isn't he the manager of playtech??

  • Danny Taddei
    Danny Taddei 4 hours ago

    I got it the first time but this was far better of an explanation

  • Joseph Calderaro
    Joseph Calderaro 4 hours ago

    Gates caused this along with Fauci and should be tried for crimes against humanity and jailed

  • T. Mendous
    T. Mendous 4 hours ago

    Radio Isotope Dating is usually wrong due to the assumption that the breakdown rate has been steady throughout the alleged 4 point whatever billion years. There are many examples including the layers of the Grand Canyon and the volcanic deposits of Mount St. Helens. Some of the Grand Canyons layers have been dated older on the upper layers than on the bottom layers. The products (for lack of a better term) from the volcano have been dated at millions of years, although we know the actual date of formation. Of course, this information is carefully hidden due to obvious reasons.

  • Oscar harrison
    Oscar harrison 4 hours ago

    .5 seconds

  • TeteuCraft
    TeteuCraft 4 hours ago

    16:00 *THERES A BUG* *THERES A BUG* *THERES A BUG* *THERES A BUG* *THERES A BUG*

  • Nocturnal Rainbowz
    Nocturnal Rainbowz 4 hours ago

    I won't lie I thought the car was longer

  • Kiwi NZ
    Kiwi NZ 4 hours ago

    What?

  • Gemini Habbar
    Gemini Habbar 4 hours ago

    I love when these serious people ends with a commercial

  • Francis Leong
    Francis Leong 4 hours ago

    I watched until u said an overactive immune system is too strong and people died. An over active immune system is faulty, not "too strong ". Get your facts right.

  • I AintDoNufn
    I AintDoNufn 4 hours ago

    That's racist. Why can't they be white balls or brown balls?

  • Dino Conect
    Dino Conect 4 hours ago

    I'm dumb so this is probably a dumb question. Did they have to adjust the target for the particle accelerator account for this?

  • Lucas Bonfil
    Lucas Bonfil 4 hours ago

    This is the best show that you can see of the universe. I had the posibility to see one of this total eclipses, it's insane. This one happend near to my city in Piedra del Aguila Argentina in 2020. If you have the opportunity to see that DO IT.

  • 1 2 1 2
    1 2 1 2 4 hours ago

    Yooo nice balls

  • Nega Doge
    Nega Doge 4 hours ago

    Why would you ask the man who is still wanted in Africa for a failed polio vaccine that put millions of children on deaths door.

  • UnderTwo
    UnderTwo 4 hours ago

    What is Veritasium?

  • Arturo Pedragon
    Arturo Pedragon 4 hours ago

    This reminds me, de description of the Angel that is discs whit hundreds of eyes.

  • Lachie Perrem
    Lachie Perrem 4 hours ago

    One of my favourite Clip-Share videos ever this needs to be played in schools

  • Mattska_2011
    Mattska_2011 4 hours ago

    So this is how Trump got elected

  • Artoria Salter
    Artoria Salter 4 hours ago

    counter topic: "Why the universe isn't hostile to quantum computing." if this becomes confirmed.

  • abror yusufkjanon
    abror yusufkjanon 5 hours ago

    lets measure it not by single reflect but instead 2 . 4 . 6 then we would be able to colculate the delay time after each strike while then compare it to 1 reflect .... we can findout the reduction of spead in each reflect

  • Michael Rath
    Michael Rath 5 hours ago

    How far out from the wires do these electrical and magnetic fields extend before other wire's fields cause problems.

  • Rangga Saputra
    Rangga Saputra 5 hours ago

    Itu karena ada gaya tarik keatas

  • 하초
    하초 5 hours ago

    이게 왜 알고리즘에 떴지?

  • Charles Duke
    Charles Duke 5 hours ago

    When I saw the catch I thought this had to do with the algebraic formula, 3x+1=y and wondered what they were talking about, simple me. This is something that only a mathematician would enjoy, create a problem with so and so conditions and then try to solve it. What I don't get is what is the solution that they are looking for? A number that won't end up in the 4-2-1 loop? Something like trying to find the end of Pi.

  • Sam Loney
    Sam Loney 5 hours ago

    The MEGA STRUCTURE

  • Sam Loney
    Sam Loney 5 hours ago

    The moon has the gravity to pull iit to us

  • Joly0
    Joly0 5 hours ago

    Ok, so what if we send a message to mars at 12:00. If we assume it should take 10 minutes, but actually it takes 20 minutes to reach mars, the message should arrive at 12:20 (earth time) at mars. Now if earth sends a second message at 12:10 to mars, the message should arrive at 12:20 on mars, but for mars its already 12:30 because the second message took 20 minutes instead of 10. Mars now knows, that something is wrong. Just repeat this, send a message every 10 minutes.

  • Zuzanna Karolina Filutowska

    This is how you are supposed to do science - scientists talking to each other and thinking about things, not pushing titles, accumulating metrics and p-value fishing. It used to be like that not long ago. We got enslaved by the system we created.

  • Sam Loney
    Sam Loney 5 hours ago

    We need to make a kind of black matter to fo4ce it away

  • rakso1597
    rakso1597 5 hours ago

    7:20 yup, thats aa

  • Christopher Moore
    Christopher Moore 5 hours ago

    In the trilogy, Arc of a Scythe, by Neil Shusterman, humanity had conquered death and aging. I don’t know what his inspirations were but the way the professor described reversing the age of the eyes of the mice reminded me of the book series.

  • Thomas Mellon
    Thomas Mellon 5 hours ago

    Constructive Criticism: you can visually watch the slinky contract after you let go of it.

  • Flavio Lujan
    Flavio Lujan 5 hours ago

    This is the best video on youtube.

  • Jonn Scott
    Jonn Scott 5 hours ago

    @Veritasium Sesame street logic esp the deep in space analogy Shreks 100 year old underwear looked better. Like global warming causes displayed on a pie graph, if you compare as many graphs as you can from Gogl side by side they all look different, that's because you did NOT include all the facts. Mass for starters.

  • Adam M
    Adam M 5 hours ago

    Off track but did anyone else see the bird get eaten by the plane 5:50

  • xender91
    xender91 5 hours ago

    You should interview Kamala Harris about the significance of passage of time.... 😏 1 personally interesting observation is how when let's say you made a walk to you car in a parking lot then noticed you forgot something, and that walk back seems 5x longer than one to the car.. literally seconds vs multiple minutes.. baffling to me!

  • Ameli Suco Billonaria XD

    thi is yglu