A Picture of the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

This is a depiction 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 cooperation
Event Horizon Telescope cooperation: https://ve42.co/EHT

Animations from The Relativistic Astrophysics group, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Colossal thanks to Prof. Luciano Rezzolla, Dr Christian Fromm and Dr Alejandro Cruz-Osorio.

Video clip of stars going around Sgr A* from European Southern Observatory

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Written by Derek Muller
Animation by Ivy Tello, Mike Radjabov, Maria Raykova
Filmed by Petr Lebedev


  1. Angular Momentum

    I wish you didn’t say the light comes in flat and parallel. Flerfs are going to take that out of context. 🙁 Great video..

  2. Ashkan / アシュカン

    nice b-hole

  3. Douglas Spaltro

    You had me at “doughnut on the moon.” Mmmmmm… doughnuts. As a screenwriter, this discovery is sparking ideas for the next great doomsday film. (This is me typing: FADE IN)

  4. Amazing video. One maybe stupid question, what speed would the light have after passing the black hole as shown in 14:51?
    I assume light speed, but why?

  5. Quran 56 – 75, 76 This is the verse which says that the place where the stars fall and. , 77-8 The part that says when the stars are extinguished) This part needs to be defined interprited(For those who mock Quran 109 -6 to you is your religion,and to me,,my religion)

  6. Man I’ve been living this current form of life for 30 years and I never heard anyone call it “the B Hole”. Man….

  7. anyone else got an aha moment he showed the interstellar black hole.

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