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The Largest Black Hole in the Universe - Size Comparison

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    The largest things in the universe are black holes. In contrast to things like planets or stars they have no physical size limit, and can literally grow endlessly. Although in reality specific things need to happen to create different kinds of black holes, from really tiny ones to the largest single things in the universe. So how do black holes grow and how large is the largest of them all?
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  Anos atrás +14033

    The Black Hole story continues with our Black Hole merch, spanning the whole range from somewhat bonkers to more serious.
    Check it out here: kgs.link/shop

  • North of the Border
    North of the Border Anos atrás +45974

    Ah, my monthly dose of existential dread in adorable cartoon bird format.

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

      Allah Is One And Only
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    • shuryken-jawa
      shuryken-jawa Mês atrás


    • Rohan Zener
      Rohan Zener Mês atrás

      And generalising black holes as wormholes.

    • Ren_∅
      Ren_∅ Mês atrás

      Bruhhh no shit

  • J G
    J G 4 meses atrás +291

    The upper limit of the size of a blackhole has been something I've been thinking about lately. Like is it possible there could/one day be blackholes out there as big as an entire galaxy, an entire universe? Could the universe itself be orbiting/inside a blackhole the size of multiple universes?

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

      Allah Is One And Only
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    • Peter Apeti
      Peter Apeti 22 dias atrás +1

      I’m pretty sure a lot of the black wholes in the ladder half of the video are larger than some galaxies and as far as we’re aware there really isn’t a limit on the size of Black holes so the idea of there being one the size of our universe just really cad away

  • Avril Adam
    Avril Adam 5 meses atrás +76

    10:40, This is the most bone chilling scene Kurzgegast has ever made. This scene and the whole video made the comparison of these huge sizes clear and understandable. Just this scene alone get me the chills every rewatch of this video I do. It’s crazy

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

      Allah Is One And Only
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    • بسرور فوزي
      بسرور فوزي 3 meses atrás

      The final border video have the same level of goodness

    • joemama
      joemama 4 meses atrás

      You didn't listen to the last part didn't you?

    • The Universe™
      The Universe™ 5 meses atrás +2

      "Kurzgegast" xD reminds me of old nazi germany XDDDDDD

  • levi eliason
    levi eliason Mês atrás +40

    You know what’s crazy? These black holes are billions of light years away, so we’re only seeing how they used to look eons ago.

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

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  • Emiliano Fisanotti
    Emiliano Fisanotti 5 meses atrás +73

    10:42 Just beautiful animation, voice over and music editing... It really made me have goosebumps. THIS is why I love Kurzgesagt. Keep educating the masses, guys!!!:) Really appreciate the effort you go through to put this content out.

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

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  • WaTeR LeMoN
    WaTeR LeMoN Anos atrás +15087

    The weirdest thing i’ve heard today is that a tiny blackhole named “unicorn” is bullying a star many times the mass of our sun

    • Neptune
      Neptune Mês atrás

      Don’t underestimate black holes.

    • Jaxk
      Jaxk Mês atrás

      That sun is suffering just like Pluto

    • Mr. Watts
      Mr. Watts Mês atrás

      A black hole the size of a small coin would eat earth outside in. It’s that powerful

    • xyz za
      xyz za Mês atrás

      @Yuxin Tian Terraria involves unicorns that impale the player on the first occasion possible, I suggest you check that game out.

  • Rhaenyas Phoenix
    Rhaenyas Phoenix Mês atrás +27

    Not exaggerating, this is one of the greatest visual representations of Black Holes on BRclip. It's impossible to really show the scale, but boy does Kurzgesagt does an exceptional job at portraying the best possible job.
    Truly singularly brilliant.

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

      Allah Is One And Only
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  • Lilac
    Lilac 2 meses atrás +9

    I absolutely love how there's seemingly a faint choir that starts at 5:55 which then becomes even stronger at 7:40
    everything is insignificant in the face of super massive and ultra massive black holes

  • Ben L
    Ben L 4 meses atrás +21

    First of all, the videos on the different types of stars and objects in our universe are some of the best ever created (in my humble opinion), so thank you for making these for humanity to learn and appreciate what we’ve actually been able to prove as a species and to all the great thinkers out there that have contributed to discovery.
    I did have a specific question for you or anyone involved in the making of this video. I’m curious as to what measurement was used when talking about being able to fit our solar system inside of these mind boggling, sized black holes.
    The estimates for the outer edges of the Oort Cloud range from 10,000 to 100,000 AU from the Sun. According to NASA, all 5 of the satellites that will eventually get there will have their power sources die centuries before even reaching the inner edge, roughly estimated to be between 2,000 to 5,000 AU from the Sun. Or was a different measurement of distance used?

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

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    • Ben L
      Ben L Mês atrás +1

      @Joe Renda Thank you. Yes, I saw that, too. Forgot to get back on here and edit my comment. Always read the fine print!

    • Joe Renda
      Joe Renda Mês atrás +1

      I'm not 100% sure, but at around 8:00 when he begins explaining the part about our solar system fitting inside the Cygnus-A black hole he explains that the black hole would "swallow all of our planets and stretch half-way through the outer edge of our solar system" and on the bottom of the screen it is noted that the distance was "measured from the Heliopause" which comes out to over 18 billion kilometers. I imagine that for the rest of the video when talking about the black holes that could fit multiple solar systems inside, they just used that 18 billion km measurement as a reference

  • Meatball G
    Meatball G Mês atrás +2

    It’s incredible to me that the densest things in the universe also have the highest volume

  • Viperbia
    Viperbia  Anos atrás +3843

    This channel is literally the definition of quality over quantity

  • Cats-a-Lot 360
    Cats-a-Lot 360 5 meses atrás +18

    I love the way the stars are animated, the circles and fiery blobs look so cool :0

  • azz hat
    azz hat Mês atrás

    I've followed this channel for years. Excellent content and extremely well put together.

  • Random Crackhead
    Random Crackhead 5 meses atrás +3

    Ok but all the effort and animation put into these videos is phenomenal, keep up the good work!

  • Starvson Gaming
    Starvson Gaming 17 dias atrás +1

    I can binge watch your entire channel. So amazing content.

  • Marques Brownlee
    Marques Brownlee Anos atrás +32919

    These videos hurt my brain. I love it.

  • Nathan Kehoe
    Nathan Kehoe Mês atrás +1

    I'd like to thank Kip Thorne and his ground breaking work on the movie Interstellar for changing our understanding of what a black hole looks like.

    0xABADCAFE 3 meses atrás +1

    As educational as the content is, and as beautifully animated, can we all just take a moment to appreciate the soundtrack? The crescendo at 10:45 gave me goosebumps!

  • freedomplayer95
    freedomplayer95 4 meses atrás +54

    it just sounds so unreal. we are in a world that is Infinite. So scary and enormous but also so amazing and beautiful. Just imagining how humans might be able to travel to all these amazing places with all these amazing sights just gives me the biggest smile. Words can not describe how wonderful this universe is.

    • Meteoric_tune
      Meteoric_tune 17 horas atrás

      ​@Denki Kaminari the thing is wormholes are still just theories and even if we discover one gravity will close it

    • Denki Kaminari
      Denki Kaminari Mês atrás

      @wren but wormholes cause paradoxes

    • LegendaryTomatoBird
      LegendaryTomatoBird Mês atrás +1

      @Lil Ricky Yeah, plus the speed at which a lot of this stuff is travelling (including TON 618 unfortunately) faster than the speed of light away from us, so we can't get to them anymore.

    • wren
      wren 2 meses atrás

      @Lil Ricky nonono, if we discover wormholes we can go anywhere

    • wren
      wren 2 meses atrás

      and then it will die

  • tim white
    tim white 4 meses atrás +34

    Sometimes when I hear black hole's sizes being discussed it's tough to know if they're talking about the mass or it's physical area of the event horizon.

    • tim white
      tim white 3 meses atrás

      @FuciMiNaKule I'm not necessarily talking specifically here, in general.

    • FuciMiNaKule
      FuciMiNaKule 3 meses atrás +1

      I mean it depends on the units used. When he says solar mass then he obviously means mass, and when he compares it to the solar system then it's clearly the diameter (so neither volume nor "area", black holes have no area). You can see it in the video.

    • Geert Matthys
      Geert Matthys 3 meses atrás

      These are same dude 😂

    • Eclipse
      Eclipse 3 meses atrás +1

      @tim white ???

    • tim white
      tim white 3 meses atrás +1

      @Suiginryou Hitaiga I'm not talking about the singularity vs event horizon, I'm referring to area vs volume.

  • zachariah liles
    zachariah liles Anos atrás +2536

    I really like how, in my short 37 years, black holes basically went from complete SciFi fantasy objects to being real things that have been found and are currently being studied. It's truly an amazing time to be alive.

    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

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    • kamran misri
      kamran misri 13 dias atrás

      Allah Is One And Only
      He Is The Only Creator And All Others are Creatures

    • Zorro9129
      Zorro9129 15 dias atrás +1

      @Finnisbored People who call themselves "rational" are the most small-minded in my experience.

    • Finnisbored
      Finnisbored 15 dias atrás

      @Zorro9129 by nonbelievers you mean rational people with common sense?

    • Agent C
      Agent C 7 meses atrás +1

      @Void 1 then we wouldn't have a good internet, games, a better understanding of most everything, plus it also depends where on the 80s because wars and tragedy didn't dissapear back then, I don't wanna sound like an ass but you're talking with nostalgia.

  • StuntcatTV
    StuntcatTV 5 meses atrás +2

    The last part of this video bought you guys a lot of respect and credibility, really appreciate it.

  • Eye Pupil
    Eye Pupil Mês atrás

    You guys have done a commendable job at bringing such complex information to us in such a succinct manner. Kudos to the incredible efforts of everyone involved in the successful upload of this video!. This video has single-handedly made me a massive Kurzgesagt fan!!🙌🙌

  • Stephanie Salonga
    Stephanie Salonga 3 meses atrás

    I love this video for so many reasons, not only that Kurzgesagt make some damn amazing videos, share so much informative content but the music that goes with their videos. Especially this one! Just emphasises so much the size and sheer scale of what is out there compared to not only us but what is local to us and out own place in the universe.

  • Big Fat DECKER
    Big Fat DECKER 4 meses atrás +3

    Crazy to think we aren’t even a grain of sand on the grand scale of the universe…

  • IntroSpecktive
    IntroSpecktive Anos atrás +35212

    Hearing that dark matter could be microscopic black holes that are nearly as old as the universe itself was a mind blow that I wasn't prepared for.

    • Roko Karamatić
      Roko Karamatić 2 meses atrás

      @Vito S if something exists it implies that nothing also exists and vice versa

    • Cush Smith
      Cush Smith 2 meses atrás

      What a pleasant surprise to see you here lol really caught me off guard

    • artawesome30
      artawesome30 2 meses atrás

      It activates my trypophobia

    • Spletz
      Spletz 7 meses atrás

      A man of culture I see

    • Spletz
      Spletz 7 meses atrás

      @C̸͙̆h̵̰̿a̶̲̳͑ó̶͖̌s̴̯̏́ lots of people like science

  • Darth Sidious
    Darth Sidious 4 meses atrás +5

    This makes our brains even more amazing. Something the size of I don't know what compared to these black holes, but complicated enough to be a universe of itself.

  • Erick Chinchilla
    Erick Chinchilla 5 meses atrás +6

    God as much as I love these videos, it's terrifying to learn just how insignificant we are and how quickly anything out there can easily chew us up and spit us out.

  • Skittle
    Skittle 5 meses atrás +1

    I love this channel so much its super intresting listening to them talk about our universe and its actually fun to watch stuff like this ngl

  • Postntalk Info
    Postntalk Info Mês atrás +1

    The Black Hole story is a gripping tale of space exploration and the dangers that come with it. When a team of astronauts venture into a black hole, they find themselves in a fight for survival against a ruthless enemy. This story is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! What is viewer's opinion?

  • YourPalAL
    YourPalAL Anos atrás +19541

    So in the grand scheme of things, paying my taxes doesn’t matter.

    • debebeh
      debebeh 8 dias atrás


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      debebeh 8 dias atrás


    • Chunkboi
      Chunkboi 10 dias atrás

      @kamran misri So...Allah was a cosmic explosion? Isn't that kinda blasphemous?

    • Chunkboi
      Chunkboi 10 dias atrás

      @salmon king Only in 3 billion years.

    • salmon king
      salmon king 11 dias atrás

      So in the grand scheme of things I don’t have to go to school

  • Josh Rutherford
    Josh Rutherford 2 meses atrás

    this was an incredibly well put together, informative video thanks brother.

  • Magmita
    Magmita 2 meses atrás +1

    That comparison at the end was insane but tbh I don't think human brains could actually comprehend something to this scale. Still loved the video, you guys did a really good job.

  • Angelic_Ocean
    Angelic_Ocean 27 dias atrás +3

    Looking at that comparison from the coin size black hole to TON 618 has got my heart racing. Just simply, "IT'S STILL GOING?" over and over

  • Lelnamme Stone
    Lelnamme Stone Mês atrás +1

    Black holes can open at random. They are actually opened when two particles collide in the right manner.

  • Ezequiel Marchesini
    Ezequiel Marchesini Anos atrás +2461

    As an astrophysicist who's done his PhD in precisely this topic, I wanted to commend you on the content and on the scripting of your video. It's not only very *very* scientifically accurate, but also very clear and well explained, without entering in unnecessary details and keeping it entertaining. I loved it!

    • AnirD
      AnirD 2 meses atrás +1

      @Roko Karamatić many thanks !!

    • Roko Karamatić
      Roko Karamatić 2 meses atrás +1

      @AnirD i'm not an astrophysicist like him, just a psychologist that likes brain food, i'll have a go at it and say it has something to do with the expansion of the universe in all directions, when the black hole was created some light escaped it in the direction where in space we will be created at some point and observe it, in the mean time the universe was expanding while the light was going trough it prolonging the way and manipulating the light, also not only is the light moving in that expanding space, but so are we and the black hole aswell, every object in it's own direction, so when you calculate all that in and process it you could measure somehow the distance which turns out to be a greater number than the distance or years the light traveled to us and being a greater distance compared to the number of years the universe is old, i might be super wrong in this, probably am wrong, but somehow when i draw it on paper it makes sense, seems to be the most logical solution to your question

    • AnirD
      AnirD 2 meses atrás

      Hi Ezequiel - quick (and possibly stupid) question - the video refers to black holes 17 billion light years away. I thought the universe was 13.8 billion years old , give or take? Is there an explanation? Grateful for some clarification..

    • Josh's Bookish Voyage
      Josh's Bookish Voyage 7 meses atrás

      What about the part where they reference two black holes merging, *17* Billion light years away? Older than the age of the universe.

    • assiaisin degyara
      assiaisin degyara Anos atrás

      @Juan Barrera idk i heard it was 16 billion years old, and that was a few years ago so you know. time flies by.

  • TimmyTime.
    TimmyTime. 5 meses atrás

    Watching this kind of video is so much fun! Incredible animation too!

  • Hello World
    Hello World 5 meses atrás +5

    I know the animation and research put on to this is phenomenal but so is the music!
    It's so emotional and powerful.

  • SteveAkaGoatpile
    SteveAkaGoatpile 4 meses atrás +6

    I love how the depiction from my childhood has expanded and changed from a simple black marble to this beautiful accretion disk.

  • Nothing
    Nothing 3 meses atrás

    5:55 really makes me feel im staring at a giant black hole from earth, and it makes a really good atmosphere

  • Kidd Wong
    Kidd Wong Anos atrás +1512

    I massively appreciate the behind the "lies" segment. Science at this level is not simple and whilst it helps general audiences appreciate the basics by simplifying information, it is also really important to understand how complicated a question like "how big is a black hole" really is. Great video. Excellent work.

    • Carla Roman
      Carla Roman Anos atrás


    • John Namkeh
      John Namkeh Anos atrás

      @SakuyaPie if it is only 1%, how do we know it's only 1%?

    • OhhKennny
      OhhKennny Anos atrás

      Its not as big as your mom gotem

    • Thomas JR.
      Thomas JR. Anos atrás

      Very deep insight, thanks

  • Wade Williams
    Wade Williams 5 meses atrás

    TERRIFIC video! Loved the visuals, the sounds ... felt like I was actually floating in space :D

  • Devansh Naman
    Devansh Naman 2 meses atrás +1

    this video deserves its seperate oscar! it gave me goosebumps and chills i cannot explain

  • Adel Suleymanov
    Adel Suleymanov Mês atrás

    The quality of this clip is so impressive! Best black hole video I’ve seen ever. By far…

  • Game Over
    Game Over Mês atrás

    Well one could assume at some point the black holes can't "keep going" they would consume all the matter within there reach, and then evaporate into nothing.
    So the question is, is all the matter in the universe going to be in danger of being consumed or could there be a point where none of the blackholes that currently existed have matter within there reach to affect anything esle?

  • TheNitram8
    TheNitram8 Anos atrás +2563

    The "behind the lies" segment is genius. It should be a staple of any scientific popularization attempt as it allows simplification for the sake of clarity and communication while also pointing at the innacuracies. Fantastic stuff as always.

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    • firmak2
      firmak2 Anos atrás

      @James Smith nice trolling ur doimg there

    • iWatchWithNoAds
      iWatchWithNoAds Anos atrás

      @Clove Beans he means that the theory as we understand it is not the natural law (how things actually are). This is frontier science. What we we study today will be outdated pretty soon

    • Dno Od Spodu
      Dno Od Spodu Anos atrás +4

      WTF just happened? A perfect trifecta?!
      Knowledge itself + acknowledge of the differentiating sources + add for the merchandise from the leftovers

    • Daytruin ziaos
      Daytruin ziaos Anos atrás +1

      literally my paranoia when explaining anything to anyone. I know that i will never be right and someone will always prove me wrong in the future as more is learned through longer experimentation and research. If i seem uncertain it is because nothing is and it gives me anxiety the size of a ultra-massive black hole.

  • Luc G
    Luc G 5 meses atrás +6

    This video is so incredible and also incomprehensible at the same time, and I love it. Kind of wish we had more movies about how incredible space is, but I guess that’s more risky than making another generic action or drama movie. Maybe one day.

    • Mechanism7099
      Mechanism7099 Mês atrás

      Lol imagine typing in a large comment and only getting 5 likes

  • Ohits Bre
    Ohits Bre 3 meses atrás

    It’s hard to imagine something bigger than the sun.

  • Rob Scott
    Rob Scott 4 meses atrás

    How does the event horizon of these things grow so large, while the singularity inside, despite it's mass remain the size of an atom? Or have they changed the theory of this once again?

    DIESEL 5 meses atrás

    I can learn a lot by watching ur videos,keep up the good work!

  • Ger Men
    Ger Men Anos atrás +1851

    We can appreciate 3 interesting details here:
    - Kurzgesagt is amazing at doing this.
    - The universe is really scary, but beautiful and fascinating.
    - Scientists are awful at naming things.

    • SH4BBI
      SH4BBI 4 meses atrás

      well, TON 618 was discovered by the Tonantzintla Observatory, and it was the 618th entry in the Tonantzintla Catalogue -- Ton 618, Wikipedia

    • The Universe™
      The Universe™ 5 meses atrás

      The Universe is neither scary nor beautiful or fascinating.. the universe is neutral.. just us human beings
      see those things in our mindset as scary or beautiful... like the life is also not bad or good.. life/earth is neutral
      we, as humans see the life/earth trough our mind(mindset) as a good place or bad place.. as a good life or bad life..
      just sayin man..... but yes, scientists are awful at naming things lol

    • SuppaHotFire
      SuppaHotFire 7 meses atrás

      Your Mom 618

    • vaiyt
      vaiyt 7 meses atrás

      Naming asteroids after minor greek mythological entities was alright for the first 400 or so, but now we know hundreds of thousands of the things.

    • vaiyt
      vaiyt 7 meses atrás +1

      When you have so many things to name, you run out of clever ones pretty quickly.

  • White Walker
    White Walker 4 meses atrás +2

    With our technology, we just barely started to understand the universe. There's no doubt there are lots of things we can't know about black holes for decades or maybe for centuries. Our observations are limited from the perspective of the world we live and stuck in. If our technology advances enough to send probes to these black holes most likely we'll learn that much of our knowledge has been wrong for a long time. Still, trying to understand with minimum information and observation is much better than ignorance.

    • ct6502
      ct6502 4 meses atrás

      Good points. So far, all we really know for sure is that black holes *exist.* Until just now, they have pretty much only been theoretical and almost on the level of science-fiction. But now we finally have images and direct evidence that black holes are real. As far as I know, this is the first time that we have hard evidence that black holes exist. Now imagine next if somehow astronomers can get proof of wormholes! THAT would really be crazy!

  • Jonas Jørgensen
    Jonas Jørgensen 5 meses atrás +1

    10:55 Earth became small pretty quickly didn't it 😁

  • Marcus Carana
    Marcus Carana 3 meses atrás

    I still thank Interstellar for changing how the media represents black holes. The more accurate "Saturn" like accretion disk with the gravitational lensing on the sides replaced the old black 2 dimensional vortex that most media used to show.

  • Colin McLean
    Colin McLean Mês atrás

    I wonder what size a black hole has to be in order to effectively gobble up all the mass in the universe.

  • Phil Morris
    Phil Morris Anos atrás +1802

    The "Behind the Scenes" portion is the best thing ever. Thank you for treating us like adults. Reality is complicated.

    • Pillar Menn
      Pillar Menn 11 meses atrás

      @0TickPulse eh 99% is an exaggeration. some theories are preferred simply because its the one people are aware of the most

    • 0TickPulse
      0TickPulse Anos atrás +2

      @Freddy Kruger once again theories are like 99% proven. I don’t want to argue anymore because it’s really dumb. Have a good day

    • 0TickPulse
      0TickPulse Anos atrás +6

      @Freddy Kruger there’s a difference between theories and random guessing… if you haven’t noticed scientists don’t just randomly guess stuff and call it a day

  • Coury Russell
    Coury Russell Mês atrás

    Did anyone else need to take several moments to just sit there… in shock and awe after this video? Because holy hell my mind is absolutely blown

  • Neptune
    Neptune Mês atrás +2

    Just to be sure, the smaller the black hole, the stronger the tidal force, (the thing that tears you apart) and the gravity is weaker, (still freakin strong) and the bigger the black hole, the weaker the tidal force, but the stronger the gravity. (It is theorized when you enter a supermassive black hole that when you go pass the event horizon, you still float for a little bit.

  • Midir
    Midir 28 dias atrás

    10:58 The sheer scale of that part is insane. You cant even see Earth anymore when the full black hole is in view and then you can’t see THAT black hole anymore when the biggest ones come into view!

  • Xavier Sánchez Díaz
    Xavier Sánchez Díaz 19 dias atrás +2

    For those confused about 3:40 (looking at the "17 billion light-years" away when "the universe is supposed to be 13.5 billion years old") it is just a matter of definition of the word "billion" depending where you live:
    US billion: 1x10^9
    UK/EU billion: 1x10^12

    • North by Northeast
      North by Northeast 14 dias atrás +1

      UK uses 1x10^9. Regardless of whether this video is saying 17x10^9 or 17x10^12 it's still larger than 13.8x10^9. The reason objects can 17x10^9 lightyears apart is expansion of the universe.

  • Hunter Tarchinski
    Hunter Tarchinski Anos atrás +1494

    The musical score was absolutely awesome. It gave the entire video a real sense of 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦.

  • Kaleb
    Kaleb 5 meses atrás +7

    Black holes are amazing. I would love to study more into them. I find them fascinating
    Like I think it would be a little exciting for something to go wrong and our earth being absorbed into a black hole. So many mysteries could be solved and either we would all die or get to experience what inside a black hole is like. (Most likely we would die, but we don't know what actually would happen)

  • osheridan
    osheridan Dia atrás +1

    If there really are coin-sized black holes we should totally be using them for currency

  • Curious Monke
    Curious Monke 5 meses atrás

    It doesn’t hurt my brain it literally breaks it… I freeze for a few seconds when I try to imagine something so massive

  • Megan Bermudez
    Megan Bermudez 4 meses atrás +3

    Love how they openly admitted to holding experts hostage for the sake of our entertainment and education

  • Asif Hussain
    Asif Hussain Anos atrás +2917

    13 minutes of “This isn’t even my final form”

    • Featherix
      Featherix 3 meses atrás

      @Pmccann ‘ Yes, since that thing doesnt exist

    • HobbyDev2000
      HobbyDev2000 Anos atrás

      13 minutes of seeing comments like these that make me realize just how disastrously stupid/incompetent people are in regards to actually creating humorous jokes.

    • MisterPyOne
      MisterPyOne Anos atrás

      @Pmccann ‘ yes, yes they are. Goku was imagined by humans. This is what was observed and our brains aren't capable of actually understanding the scales

    • Pmccann ‘
      Pmccann ‘ Anos atrás

      @gamers55 L

    • gamers55
      gamers55 Anos atrás +1

      @Pmccann ‘ well they beat any version of goku on dbz

    IDIOT BOI 3 meses atrás

    The fact that these enormous behemoths are able to just fit on our tiny screen... kinda gives a sense of power?

  • Vidhi Singh
    Vidhi Singh 5 meses atrás +3

    I love how we know so much about the universe but still haven't had a human land on mars

  • Liam Murphy
    Liam Murphy 18 dias atrás +1

    Yo, you forgot to include my boy, Sam. He's massive, absolute unit. Can almost bench 70kg; he's probably the 2nd or 3rd single most large thing in the universe

  • DanteGotaro
    DanteGotaro 3 meses atrás

    What if we are all inside beyond imaginable black hole and that's what keeps everything together and compact in a single point 🤔

  • João Vieira
    João Vieira Anos atrás +1335

    That "Behind the Lies" segment was fantastic, really cool to have a little insight into your research, and a great way to make me even more excited for the engineering physics course I'm going to start taking in October

    • Nen Master5
      Nen Master5 10 meses atrás

      @Arati Rao Best social commentary i know: Hbomberguy. Just sayin'.

    • Arati Rao
      Arati Rao Anos atrás

      @Sakura bro serch Aditya Rathore he is very good journalist

    • Sakura
      Sakura Anos atrás

      @Arati Rao thanks!

    • Arati Rao
      Arati Rao Anos atrás


    • Meow Myastic
      Meow Myastic Anos atrás +2

      Omg good luck! That sounds really cool

  • Zam
    Zam 5 meses atrás

    The most precious part of this video is the end bit...
    It is the honest grounding in limits of our understanding and clumsiness in expressing it
    You're up there in my hero-list...thanks

  • Tristan Pistolante
    Tristan Pistolante 2 meses atrás

    I wasn't prepared when hearing microscopic black holes could be dark matter and it absolutely blow my mind.

  • Matttt
    Matttt Mês atrás +1

    It's scary when you think about the fact that one day there will be nothing in universe but these black holes growing infinitely. This makes you question if there's actually something after death and if yes, where it will exist when universe ends?

    • JACK The ripper
      JACK The ripper Mês atrás

      You may not agree with me but
      You can check out religions and judge them logically to know why you feel special in the midst of all these giant celestial bodies

  • Emily C
    Emily C 5 meses atrás

    Can you do a video on evidence for/against the theory that our universe was birthed from a black hole?

  • Eret
    Eret Anos atrás +5072

    Everytime I thought it was the biggest, there was a bigger one! Insane to think about!

  • Rohit I
    Rohit I Mês atrás

    Appreciating the beauty of our universe in silence is the best way to to just get a glimpse of the secrets and the most mysterious heavenly bodies that are out there. Hats off to our astronomers and astrophysicists who've dedicated their life to unravelling our universe's wonders 🥲🥲🥲🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Insane Mang
    Insane Mang 3 meses atrás

    To think something immensely bigger in size would be needed to make an ultramassive black hole

  • Shaurya Aher
    Shaurya Aher 5 meses atrás +4

    I know that you guys used Special and General Relativity to make this video. The Schwarzchild radius which you calculated is definitely not exact, but it's ok. I don't think there was any human who ever existed and calculated the Schwarzchild radius with 100% precision. This is also why Quantum Physics and Relativity never wanna sync with each other.

  • Şamil Kafa
    Şamil Kafa 4 meses atrás

    Another immeasurable and unimaginable thing is the epicness of this video.

  • Elliot
    Elliot 10 meses atrás +3111

    This scale is literally unfathomable. Those black holes are incomprehensibly large. Terrifying.

    • Aurelio Leon
      Aurelio Leon 6 meses atrás

      @DevoutionAura TON-618: think about it again, sunshine

    • MrRidiculous
      MrRidiculous 6 meses atrás

      @Roanak572 Do you have any evidence of God "not" existing?

    • Roanak572
      Roanak572 6 meses atrás

      @glasslinger it can be a pure chance because there are wave functions constantly superpositioning in the universe so there might be a probability that the required things came together at the right place and formed life because of molecular interactions, however we don't know how consciousness came in existence

    • Roanak572
      Roanak572 6 meses atrás

      @MrRidiculous GOD as most people call it, like the statues and human like figures don't exist

    • Roanak572
      Roanak572 6 meses atrás

      @glasslinger yes our genetics and evolution can be called bio engineering but by the cells themselves

  • Kephalo Pod
    Kephalo Pod 4 meses atrás

    Also, we cannot ever receive the light from a distance where everything recedes faster than the speed of light, because the universe is expanding. It is as if the universe is surrounded by a black wall.

  • Mareƨa with a literal twist

    I'm always amazed by the quality and stubbornness of this wonderful channel😂

  • Fatchul Anjaza
    Fatchul Anjaza 2 meses atrás

    "we only see what it looked like 10 billion years ago" . I wonder how massive it is right now

  • Colton
    Colton Mês atrás

    You know when you're watching a video, and you can feel the imminent end of the video because surely nothing could top that mind blowing fact - I felt this at 8 minutes. Just wow..
    I'm gonna need a minute lol.

  • Alex Soo
    Alex Soo Anos atrás +2083

    I swear they said “and now we arrive at the largest black hole” 3 different times, but I still love it

  • Rikard Falk
    Rikard Falk 4 meses atrás

    Thats my mind well and truly blown. I find that anytime I watch anything about the universe the numbers involved quickly become so unfathomably massive that they lose all meaning. My brain simply cannot keep up.

  • kevin lopez
    kevin lopez 5 meses atrás

    i think that the biggest black holes were once normal black holes that in some point of time had their own galaxy but that they've already consumed it entirely

  • Valentina Petrovic
    Valentina Petrovic 2 meses atrás

    Why do I feel lost in space, but literally? 🧐Great video!

  • Sudhanshu Ranjan
    Sudhanshu Ranjan 5 meses atrás

    So here is my question.
    We all know star born when a star die and when it die it creates lots of other planets or space object.and if every galaxy has a supermassive black in its centre then can it be possible that a star or a object so big that exists back then can create those giants and galaxies?

  • Burgz
    Burgz 7 meses atrás +5356

    "Since TON 618 is so far away, we only see what it looked like 10 billion years ago" these lines gave me huge chills

    • Princess Lightning
      Princess Lightning 3 dias atrás

      I really wanna see this thing 🖤🖤🖤

    • Jeff W
      Jeff W 4 dias atrás

      It’s not accurate.

    • Z
      Z 4 dias atrás

      So thats why is dark at night?!?!!?!

    • Nugget
      Nugget 7 dias atrás

      Which means it’s prob much bigger than 390m km

    • Neon beast-BS
      Neon beast-BS 11 dias atrás

      @kamran misri Thanks for your advice:)

  • karper
    karper 7 dias atrás

    I've been staring to my computer screen. In disbelief for the past 10 minutes. Amazing video!

  • mike wedgwood
    mike wedgwood 16 dias atrás

    This video was absolutely amazing, thankyou!

  • RisikaFreeborn
    RisikaFreeborn 5 meses atrás

    I must have the black hole plushie!!! I hope it comes back soon! Also, very well done, this is amazing!

  • Hotaru
    Hotaru 2 meses atrás

    Literal goosebumps in the comparison part***** Hats off to you guys.

  • Lathland
    Lathland Anos atrás +3216

    The moment earth goes past at 10:59 honestly sent a shiver down my spine, it's horrifyingly breathtaking. This video was done SO well, awe inspiring stuff!

      GTX NABEEL Anos atrás

      Yup felt like we’re gone.

    • Deathly Drained
      Deathly Drained Anos atrás

      Oh damn, didn't expect Lathrix to pop up

    • Yee Gordon
      Yee Gordon Anos atrás

      Then you should really check out the soundtrack for this video made by epic mountain

    • Rev. Red Hand
      Rev. Red Hand Anos atrás

      Jesus Christ is coming soon.
      Are you ready?

  • Srihari Ananthalwan
    Srihari Ananthalwan 5 meses atrás +1

    Scariest thing is that we don’t even know what they look like in reality. We only get a picture of what they looked like in the past because they are so many light years away

  • dylan rachmat
    dylan rachmat 4 meses atrás

    Using the solar system as a unit of measure, does that mean the end of the stick is Neptune's orbit? Or Pluto?

  • Devansh Naman
    Devansh Naman 2 meses atrás +1

    to all the people who made this video possible THANK you!!!