Black Holes are WAY Smaller than You Think

Hi, everybody, this is black hole M87. NGC 4486 or Virgo A, it’s a supermassive black hole and the first ever seen by our jelly-filled light buckets. Virgo a is six and a half million times more massive than our Sun. But like, how big is it not like how massive but like how large […]

The first image of a black hole: A three minute guide

This is the first direct image ever taken of a black hole, courtesy of the Event Horizon Telescope. Creating this image required more data than any other scientific experiment in history. So how did they do it? Up until now most measurements of black holes were indirect, like this time lapse of stars at the […]

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe (VERSION ONE)

We’ve never seen them directly, yet we know they are there, Lurking within dense star clusters, Or wandering the dust lanes of the galaxy, Where they prey on stars, Or swallow planets whole. Our Milky Way may harbor millions of these black holes, the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe […]

White Holes | Space Time

This episode is supported by LegalZoom. Lurking in the depths of the mathematics of Einstein’s general relativity is an object even stranger than the mysterious black hole. In fact, it’s the black hole’s mirror twin: the white hole. Some even think that these could be the origin of our universe. The astrophysical phenomenon of the […]

Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

If you saw a wormhole in reality, it would appear round, spherical, a bit like a black hole. Light from the other side passes through and gives you a window to a faraway place. Once crossed, the other side comes fully into view with your old home now receding into that shimmering spherical window. But […]