The Ultimate Guide to Black Holes

27 Bal 2021
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Black holes are the most powerful and extreme things in the universe and they are wildly weird and complicated. What would happen if you fell inside one and what are they really?
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  • Ok, phew. So we are done explaining any properties of black holes forever. If we ever talk about black holes in future videos we'll always link to this video. If you want to continue thinking about black holes a tad more, you can do so by getting one of the many black hole related things the Kurzgesagt team made with love:

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellKurzgesagt – In a NutshellPrieš 14 dienų
    • Ok

      The cringey gachatuberThe cringey gachatuberPrieš 5 dienų
    • Make a video about astrology, please.

      Anastasios KaragiannisAnastasios KaragiannisPrieš 8 dienų
    • Plz try to speak using simple English ,so weak people's in English can understand...

      Rai FarhanRai FarhanPrieš 8 dienų
    • ADd closed captions maybe?

      Pierre De AgostiniPierre De AgostiniPrieš 12 dienų
    • Please add Turkish subtitles.

      Kadir BilginKadir BilginPrieš 12 dienų
  • My black hole/white hole plush arrived in the mail the same day this video came out!

    Ariadne PapkeAriadne PapkePrieš 6 minučių
  • "What are they, really?" The universe's hint that superluminal travel is possible.

    Mash RienMash RienPrieš 14 minučių
  • Blackholes be like: your energy will be a fine edition to my collection

    GriffinShowsGriffinShowsPrieš 15 minučių
  • just realized at 4;10, there is the asteroid from the asteroid mining video. Cool!!!!

    mario and luigimario and luigiPrieš 20 minučių
    • I love how these animations sound and look like the hitchhikes guide to the Galaxy

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiuPrieš 14 minučių
  • 3:20 amogus

    myk poissonniermyk poissonnierPrieš 25 minučių
  • Respect to the team members, for giving us difficult information in a easy way.. love ❤️👍

    Tushar PawarTushar PawarPrieš 36 minučių
  • I never liked how these youtube videos depict masses having bent space only under them as if universe is flat, which really disappoints cuz its not if you cant animate gravity for a sphere that is actually spheroid and not like a ball on top of a cloth, i dont know who will, which makes your “educational content” invalid and turn it into just one of those view money grab videos. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined

    Ka YungKa YungPrieš 54 minutes
  • I don't think what we know about the black hole is true

    an owlan owlPrieš 54 minutes
  • First of all, absolutely fantastic video as always, I'm addicted to kurzgesagt and love every single video!! However what I don't quite understand is how light can be bend/pulled by a black hole. I must be missing something or there is an error with my arguments/thoughts. I mean if I understand correctly, light is made out of fotons - bundels of electromagnetic energy without mass. So, (again If I'm not mistaken) gravity always works between two masses, so how can something without mass be pulled by gravity? If you look at the formula for gravitational force, two masses are multiplied with each other. So if one mass is zero, the product will be zero as well regardless of how big the other mass is, right? Or does it have something to do with the concept of everything being relative? 🤔 I must be missing or misunderstanding something 😬 That being said, a thousand thanks for this brilliant and fascinating content 🙏🍀

    Kiwi&WikiKiwi&WikiPrieš val
  • Would you be able to cross the event horizon though? Due to the extreme time dilation close to the event horizon plus Hawking radiation the black hole will probably evaporate just in front of you as you are falling into it whilst you are completely toasted by Hawking radiation which is now incredibly strong because of blueshift. From a distant observer's point of view this will take 10^100 years but for you it will be over quite quickly. There is no "inside" a black hole, space and time are pinched off.

    Eben OlivierEben OlivierPrieš val
  • Kurzgesagt thinks they can just post a video with few updates to their previous videos and get millions of views... they aren't wrong.

    Manly TearsManly TearsPrieš val
  • i keep getting flashbacks from the "first photo of a black hole" memes

    p5a_p5a_Prieš val
  • Iv never wanted to go in to a black hole so bad in my life.

    Queso Con Patas110Queso Con Patas110Prieš val
  • Has anybody actually seen a black hole with their own eyes?

    PlaneswalkerPlaneswalkerPrieš 2 val
  • 3.19 / 12.143 have anyone say this among us dude floating?

    White tiger gamingWhite tiger gamingPrieš 2 val
  • I love the video

    Ionut CodriciIonut CodriciPrieš 2 val
  • Those socks are drip socks

    Ronaldo_ Slayer21Ronaldo_ Slayer21Prieš 2 val
  • a video that i rlly wana watch is what is the point of exsistance

    THE DUDETHE DUDEPrieš 2 val
  • i heard somewhere that spaghettification would only be what someone else sees. you would be absorbed into the black hole and see the observer until you became one with the singularity.

    Awsomedude playsAwsomedude playsPrieš 2 val
  • I love how these animations sound and look like the hitchhikes guide to the Galaxy

    Zak BZak BPrieš 2 val
  • Inside a black hole, do the three dimensions of space (length, width and height) become three dimensions of physical time in quantum field, and does the one dimension of physical time become one dimension of non-physical time / information?

    James RuscheinskiJames RuscheinskiPrieš 2 val
  • "will we ever truly understand blackholes; no one knows, it's ok to not know everything, it just means that there's plenty to think about, that's why humans do science... which is good, I need my salary to live"

    PixelItchioPixelItchioPrieš 2 val
  • One grain of sand, equally one particle in the universe, every 10 billion year (WHICH IS UNFATHOMABLE) is ONE % of the blackhole gone. This is a number so large, it's godly.

    Collin Andrew SherriffCollin Andrew SherriffPrieš 2 val

    EhmyrEhmyrPrieš 2 val
  • Couldn't we just put a camera down there to see whats going on or will it use it's gravity to just kinda suck it in before any information can transfer due to the time differences, and can it suck radio waves anyways since not even light can escape its gravity °-°

    Boom guyBoom guyPrieš 2 val
  • Now I want to explore No Man's Sky again!

    Col_BulletCol_BulletPrieš 2 val
  • Prior to this video I thought I knew almost nothing about backholes After the video, I realize I actually know nothing about blackholes

    stephen mayostephen mayoPrieš 3 val
  • A M O G U S 3:20

    Sheep SheepSheep SheepPrieš 3 val
  • The real answer is... WE DONT KNOW!!!

    Aaron daviesAaron daviesPrieš 3 val
  • 6:13 Lesson 4 Johnny

    stan 99stan 99Prieš 3 val
  • love the interstellar reference

    Royal QueenRoyal QueenPrieš 3 val
  • This video taught me more than sschool did

    Roblox GamezRoblox GamezPrieš 3 val
  • and you go to 3:20 well see Among Us

    giovanny hernandezgiovanny hernandezPrieš 3 val
  • what is that crewmate doing in the orbit of a black hole?

    Ellie RoseEllie RosePrieš 3 val
  • 3:20 amogus

    mEdnAzz (mijkolsmith)mEdnAzz (mijkolsmith)Prieš 3 val
  • The definition of eternity I love u guys

    Calvin DavisCalvin DavisPrieš 4 val
  • here's how we grasp how long those times are. how many times can we watch the star wars saga?

    CashFlowzCashFlowzPrieš 4 val
  • lol fuck, i've experienced 4 of these! kidney stone really was the WORST though for sure.

    Keola MelhornKeola MelhornPrieš 4 val
  • These videos remind me of books like the Magic School Bus. If some of these were in book form with info off to the side, it'd be like TMSB!

    The Universal RaidThe Universal RaidPrieš 4 val
  • Make a version of this video in Spanish on the channel in a En pocas Palabras

    CRAFT99CRAFT99Prieš 4 val
  • so many zero's i cant remember that many zero's

    mertos gamingmertos gamingPrieš 4 val
  • If two random particles appear in quantum fluctuation of space, and one of them is absorbed by the black hole, how does the other particle steal mass from the black hole? this is not clear to me. can anyone explain ?

    Marv3Lthe1Marv3Lthe1Prieš 4 val
  • Black holes just sound like a defensive cloaking field used by waring aliens who don’t want to involve all the indigenous life on planet so they use basic physics problems like a black hole an object that really shouldn’t exist but the math kinda makes enough sense to confuse the smartest of the basic life forms. I jus think about when we fight other humans we rarely stop and think about the animals impact we have, only a few times we’ve taken that into account but I bet it’s just like the toy animal with a camera inside that fools the other monkeys into thinking it’s one of them.

    DylanDylanPrieš 4 val
  • My mind will be able to recover from this only after the last black hole dies

    V M S RajputV M S RajputPrieš 4 val
  • Black Holes: Roombas of the Universe. Sucking up everything until everything is nothing, then sucking up each other until there's one, then things can actually start getting weird.

    Mr Skysen GamesMr Skysen GamesPrieš 4 val
  • 3:20 amogus

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  • 한글자막 korean sub

    치치치치Prieš 4 val
  • Do we actually use the light that bends of its course due to black holes, like do we see what is around the corner this way? Can we see the other side of something in between us and another galaxy? Darn you Kurzgesagt, you reeled me in with microbiology and ants, and now I'm questioning everything. p.s. I love you

    Rik LaffraRik LaffraPrieš 4 val
  • What if the singularity was the big bang? What if we're inside of a black hole. What if the observable universe is the inside of a blackhole. What if Past the observable universe is the outside of the black hole?

    Denis GorukDenis GorukPrieš 4 val
  • What

    Samuel BerrySamuel BerryPrieš 4 val
  • Guys i have a question cant we use the theory of Entangled particles to somehow construct something made out of entangled particles then send that into the black hole then observe the particles outside of the black hole to see what happens to them as they will mirror the particles we sent into the black hole? please help me with this its really bothering me if this could be possible

    Francois De BruinFrancois De BruinPrieš 5 val
  • 3:19 amogus

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  • those who disliked have a special place in hell

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  • I'm watching this video, because my gf wants to talk about time and space, hope this video helps

    Deepansh PahwaDeepansh PahwaPrieš 5 val
  • What Happens at the Event Horizon? *You will fucking die before reaching it* Also, outside observer might see your corpse flying towards black hole for indefinite amount of time

    VanDer DikVanDer DikPrieš 5 val
  • Yeee

    tishaaktishaakPrieš 5 val
  • i eat dogs

    Bentley SouzaBentley SouzaPrieš 5 val
  • This makes me wonder if it's possible to skim along near the edge of the ergosphere, and use it as the mother of all gravity assists. I'm going to Andromeda, Ma!

    C MeltonC MeltonPrieš 6 val
  • I like it

    bxpebxpePrieš 7 val
  • This cartoons are not easy cartoons... I have a black hole on my brain now...

    Ray CharlesRay CharlesPrieš 7 val
  • How can you put up with a theory that posits an entity with zero surface area and infinite density? That's like sticking with a theory that needs green fairy death commandos because the rest of it seems ok.

    CamcolitoCamcolitoPrieš 7 val
  • U should make wallpapers

    OP BILLIOP BILLIPrieš 7 val
  • You need to put your production rate up. I really miss those days where I would come home on Friday to see a new kuzgesagt video.

    Saheli DasSaheli DasPrieš 7 val
  • I don’t think I can die without knowing now

    Jus a Quick gixxerJus a Quick gixxerPrieš 8 val
  • Hi ! Thanks for your wonderful videos, there is so much information in it. I love it ! Would you wonder to make a video about soft/energy drink ? It could explain sugar/sugar-free/L-Carnitine/Taurine effect on the organism ? Thanks for your consideration and have a nice day whatever you could answer !

    Dierk SteinerDierk SteinerPrieš 8 val
  • 3:19 Is there an among us character?

    Shreyash SinghShreyash SinghPrieš 9 val
  • *intelligent twerking*

    Minchie Dela cruzMinchie Dela cruzPrieš 9 val
  • лайкните если появятся русские субтитры...........

    kuromukuromuPrieš 10 val
  • Infinity divided by zero makes a lot of sense comperd to black holes

    vlad gociuvlad gociuPrieš 10 val
  • 3:19 AMOGUS

    KomiksowyKomiksowyPrieš 11 val
  • Always very interesting videos

    brandonbrandonPrieš 12 val
  • What happens when you bring a black hole to a white hole?

    pepe lol triassicpepe lol triassicPrieš 13 val
  • Well at least women have something in common with black holes. Neither can ever be understood 😐

    John J. RamboJohn J. RamboPrieš 13 val
  • can u do a vid on quasars?

    Mr-lag-a-lot301Mr-lag-a-lot301Prieš 14 val
  • 3:20 i saw Among Us!

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  • These videos make me realise how insignificant we are in this universe

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  • 3:22 AMONG US SUS

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  • Hey kurzgesagt, can you soon make a video about brain/head transplantation? I looked it up and it is very interesting. And maybe you can give a proper answer if people can live forever with brain/head transplantation. I hope so, because I also think that in the future ( with more advanced technology ) we can use black holes to speed up ourself in space. If you make sure that you get into the spinning orbit around it, and also get out of it, than you will get out of it with much more speed. Maybe we also can get energy out of a black hole... That's why I hope that brain/head transplantation soon will make you live forever, because I want to witness it. Maybe these are some interesting thing, maybe not. We'll see. ( Sorry about the grammar, English is not my best language ).

    Polak MusicPolak MusicPrieš 18 val
    • And then I saw your other videos about blackholes, so my last questions are answered. But about the brain/head transplantation? I really think it would be very interesting.

      Polak MusicPolak MusicPrieš 18 val
  • So long and thanks for all the fish Oh crap wrong guide

    Thine Holy peanutThine Holy peanutPrieš 18 val
  • One billion, billion, billion, billion, billion... sounds like a high number, until you fathom the U.S. spending bill's being conceived.

    Barnaby JonesBarnaby JonesPrieš 19 val
  • Why don’t you do a video about meditation, and the benefits.

    Some Random DudeSome Random DudePrieš 19 val
  • Make these into a Spotify podcast PLEASE

    AlexAlexPrieš 19 val
  • Bruh everytime they dont want to explain something i swear on my moma they go " go to this 5000 hours long video to find out" like bruh just narrow it down to like 40 sec and we all good

    klaoklaoPrieš 20 val
  • Same old black hole videos. Nothing new

    ScoutiverTTVScoutiverTTVPrieš 20 val
  • thank u for making these videos

    Ebrahim MominEbrahim MominPrieš 21 val
  • 5:03 "Ohh this black hole is so cute I want a plushie" 11:29 "We got you covered"

    Ptao TomPtao TomPrieš 21 val
  • I watch every video I can find on Black Holes, but can't seem to find a detailed answer on this... Do we know for certain that Black Holes have a Singularity? In the sense that everything is at a single point with 0 Dimensions. It is possible that it is a physical sphere that exists in 3 Dimensions like a Neutron star but more densely packed (say a Quark star)? Mathematics and logic would suggest that it must have a true physical size and not a single point with no dimensions (division by zero is illogical to even state as an equation, it not only has no answer but has no reason to ever be asked). Say a Neutron star of 10KM that has an escape velocity of 50% the speed of light, what if it compacts to 5KM as a Quark Star (or some other sub-Neutron sized particle) with an escape velocity of equal / greater than the speed of light so we cannot see it and would "think" we are looking at a Black Hole but if we could it would still be a sphere, just more Dense (I know that math isn't perfect, just creating a concept)... why do we default to an idea that it has 0 physical size? Do we really know for sure this isn't the case? Maybe a different sub-atomic particle that we have or haven't yet discovered is the true "crunch limit" of matter and the stuff Black Holes are made of. I've heard before about Singularities that (they are not real, just a placeholder explanation for what we cannot yet explain like saying "Magic" in the middle ages for events that we could not explain via science at the time). If it truly is a point of 0 Dimensions than it would not matter at all how much mass the Black Hole is made of, all of them would have identical event horrizon radii. 20/0 vs 10/0 does not give two different answers, the fact that larger mass Black Holes have larger event horrizons I would think would confirm the physical size idea, did I explain this concept well?

    Justin SutterJustin SutterPrieš 21 val
    • 3:59 oddly I feel like you become a sperm cell starting a new life again

      Ptao TomPtao TomPrieš 21 val
  • Why was there an turret from aperture

    Cherryl BravoCherryl BravoPrieš 22 val
    • Or portal 2

      Cherryl BravoCherryl BravoPrieš 22 val
  • 3:40

    EXPLOSION 988EXPLOSION 988Prieš 22 val
  • black holes are the anus of negus

    Kevin PetrovicKevin PetrovicPrieš 22 val
  • Wow, this is awesome!

    JellieJelliePrieš 22 val
  • What if everything we think we know about black holes turns out to be wrong.

    Dean HarrisonDean HarrisonPrieš 23 val
  • I just thought of something. What if when the first black hole dies, everything the singularity contains is spewed out at once, along with the hawking radiation's antimatter explosions. This could be a new big bang, and a kickstart of a new universe. I challenge any youtube astronomer geniuses to test my theory.

    TheBigUrsusTheBigUrsusPrieš dieną
    • They already mentioned the process in which they "theorized" Black Holes die. They radiate themselves away in the void of space. They can't spew anything that way.

      El Tio AsmodaiEl Tio AsmodaiPrieš 23 val
  • Making me want to go into a black hole now.

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  • 3:21 amogus

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  • How do you call this video "the ultimate guide", when you propagate the false idea of antimatter particles and matter particles dropping in and out of the event horizon randomly?

    hahano37hahano37Prieš dieną
  • Make a video explaining white holes, if they might be real of course.

    Declan LynchDeclan LynchPrieš dieną
  • ah, another *existential crisis*

    Nāuticāł TwiłïghtNāuticāł TwiłïghtPrieš dieną