New Record: 35 Black Hole Collisions But a Few Are Difficult to Explain

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a new discovery of 35 black hole and neutron start collisions that were found in just a few months

Zoheyr Doctor/CIERA/LIGO-Virgo Collaboration , NorthwesternU
LIGO Lab Caltech : MIT SXS (Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes) Project (
LIGO Lab Caltech : MIT SXS

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Jeremy Schnittman and Brian P. Powell

Tags: anton petrov, science, physics, astrophysics, astronomy, universe, whatdamath, what da math, technology, steven universe, gravitational waves, ligo, boson star, black hole collision, black hole neutron star collision, gravitation waves, imbh, intermediate black hole, forbidden mass black hole, pair instability supernova, exotic stars, universe expansion, expanding universe, black holes and universe, black holes grow in size, how do black holes grow, neutron start collision

  1. B l o o m p

    How to get the beautifull images in thr background ?

  2. Askin

    I was thinking about the spin of these objects

    Is it possible for a black hole or a neutron star to tear itself apart from the spin if it gets high enough?
    Similar to how when you spin a disk at certain speeds it shatters from the tension

    Also cna a black hole degenerate into a neutron star?
    As far as i can imagine it black holes are just more massive neutron stars and that mass just triggers the new properties

  3. GoCoyote

    Awe yes… the biggest problem of asking some questions is that we end up with even more questions than before. Are these small black holes created by accumulation or evaporation?

  4. Nuel Aguirre

    I believe you Anton

  5. corey may

    25 dislikes? Damn Flat Earthers

  6. John Stoddart

    There seem to be an awful lot observed. If you look at the same thing over billions of years and factor in the probability of a collision, then the numbers are truly mind boggling. That’s a lot of mass! Gone!

  7. BloodIITheChosen

    Just wondering, can a black hole travel faster then light as its just a hole in spacetime it self?

  8. chaoticpuppet

    Algo comment. Thanks Mr Petrov

  9. Forax Silver

    What would a Jupiter collision be like? Or would it be weaker than noise?

  10. F James


  11. Mike Terran

    For every gram consumed by the black hole it spits out 2 grams of Dark matter. It’s a weird duplication effect that involves the exponential expansion rate of the universe and the law of conservation of energy. Because the matter that goes in doesn’t actually get destroyed but the information is stored in essence. once the black hole expels matter it’s making a duplicate in the universe while maintaining the original data file stored in the core.

  12. onemotherpucker

    Interesting theories.

  13. Brian H

    Interesting to learn. Nice Anton

  14. mrnickbig1

    Forgive my ignorance, but what, EXACTLY, does “black hole collision” even mean? If black holes are points (as has been accepted for a long time) and there is severe time dialation, how can black holes EVER actually collide? Or do they mean some sort of merging of event horizons, and to what degree?

  15. Dark Knight

    King of imagination

  16. n.steam

    2 collisions a week? Compare that to the rate of supernova per galaxy being 1 in 100 years.
    I think we have vastly underestimated the number of black holes.

  17. Tom Gucwa

    I predict astronomy Christmas ,for a decade or so , I find all the little changes , discombobulating , foment in the revolutions…who who whoms got the big explainations..web… prepare for the rapture !

  18. Dave Garratt

    You don’t see a black hole for ages and then suddenly they all come together (like busses)

  19. General734

    so tired of hearing “hard to explain how the black hole was created since its 80 masses of the sun, must have collided with atleast 4 other black holes”. a black hole needs mass to grow not specificaly from black holes. And seeing how black holes have massive gravity and atracts everything it should be the easiest thing in the world to fathom.

  20. Steven Karnisky

    Thank you again, Anton!

  21. libertyauto

    What tells us the mass of the colliding black holes? Is that information coming from the LIGO data? I would have thought LIGO just told us the collision occurred.

  22. 何抒扬

    Maybe solar system’s position in the galaxy is changing…and without whole perception but only use telescope to get images , is far from enough to understand things …just like people can’t fully appreciate the view when only watch photos, you need to be IN the landscap to enjoy it

  23. Catherine Hubbard

    I’m no astrophysicist, but I am imagining a universe stuffed with black holes, including small ones that combine. Perhaps they are very old, even primordial. From the observations so far, what is the relation between black hole mass and the frequency of their detection? Lots more smaller ones? Where is the sensitivity cutoff of existing technology? Will new sensitivity enhancements be able to detect significantly smaller black holes? I would not be surprised if dark matter turned out to have something to do with black holes, both small old ones and rogues — including supermassive ones — kicked out during collisions.

  24. H Grace

    Thanks always for your excitement for new discoveries. It is really fantastic sharing it with all wonderful people

  25. Shanne Lowe

    Was curious what happens if there are two black holes that are the same size, do they act like magnets and repell each other keeping them in an orbit with each other?

  26. Dexter Isabo

    I’d love to see a comparison between the movements of black holes and the movements of everything else. Like say, in an expanding universe, do black holes play by their own rules? Like could enough BHs merge to put the breaks on the expansion of the universe?

    I mean, the Great Attractor has to be a BH right? I mean what else could it be besides a God or a drain if not a a super mega massive BH made up of entire galaxies worth of matter. Are merging Attractor grade BHs how the universe pulls itself back together in preparation for a new big bang?

  27. kennybevan11

    Couldn’t black holes just be suped up neutron stars? Basically neutron stars where the gravity is so strong, not even light can escape from? Not some mind boggling “hole in space”?


    Misleading title, making you believe that 35 black holes collided in one spot

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  30. Aaron Henderson

    i think the 2.8 solar mass blackhole is a lot tougher to explain than the larger black holes you mentioned… we just aren’t good at detecting all black holes yet and when you said “these black holes might have been formed by 4 black holes colliding” is probably the best hypothesis of what is happening there with the larger black holes. as we start being able to detect more black holes and collisions as our technology improves, im sure scientists will find out that this is how the larger black holes have been forming all this time.

  31. nasonguy

    Sci-Fi Novel levels of unfounded speculation here: What if we don’t get to “see” the inside of a neutron star before collision with a black hole because it starts moving at relativistic speeds as it’s orbit decays, thus increasing mass, thus collapsing into a black hole itself moments before the collision or before reaching is Roche limit around the black hole partner….

  32. Stephen Thomas

    I was trying to stay wonderful, but I collided with a stellar object and collapsed into a black hole.

  33. Bleek Skaduwee

    Great content as always

  34. Gossamyr Thorne

    I don’t know why, but this video excited me and gave me shivers. great vid, good job.

  35. Shade of Arrows Gaming

    So, has any paper taken into account these new detections and estimated the average number of black holes in a given parsec of space assuming homogenous distribution?

  36. Jim Curtis

    Wonderful as always anton 😁

  37. David Woods

    Thank you Anton!

  38. Aaron Lesse

    Perhaps the word “hole” in Black Hole is misleading. It seems strange how something with a great deal of mass can become a “hole” in the first place. Perhaps one day we will find that these black holes are still solid objects that are surrounded by incredibly strong magnetic fields that distort light and gravity, shredding nearby photons and particles and packing the material tightly against the surface of the solid object in the middle.

  39. Allan Menard

    So Black holes grow by eating other back holes? What is that doing to the space surrounding in which this is happening?

  40. Thomas George Castleberry

    I’m getting dizzy watching counter clockwise black holes or Neutron Stars (some gigantic while others are dinky). Wat we need are some clockwise black holes. So astronomers are watching these black holes spinning around, imagine getting paid for that!

  41. marioworlds

    Im so thankful to you. Space time. Sabine Hossenfelder. I watch most of the videos either of you put out and I feel like over the last years, I actually managed to get kind of an understanding of where we stand with our modern understanding of the universe. Abstracted to be sure and not on a level of a specialist, but also more than I would have ever thought possible. And I’m so incredibly thankful for that. Thank you Anton. (And those who led me here)

  42. John Kincaid

    The term (black hole) ⚫ has become less from its truer nature. Perhaps another designation is warranted?

  43. Rainfawkes

    Are we able to tell generally what direction the waves are coming from? There are several detectors scattered across the globe right?

  44. Rotten Potato

    I thought that the title ment that scientist have found 35 black holes colliding at the same time 😂

  45. Brian Steele

    We have yet to know how gravity really works. When we do……

  46. Olin Bullard

    Thank you Anton !

  47. Infinity311

    Maybe as the universe expands, black hole proliferation increases to try to slow the expansion?

  48. Joe Serdynski

    we are always shown the grav waves expanding along the rotational plane, what is happening to gravity above and below the plane ? ? ? gravity tornado ? ? ? gravitational jets ? ? ?

  49. Brian Edwards

    The way you were talking makes it sound like we can’t triangulate the sources of gravity waves. Can we?

    Lol, I say “we” meaning H sapiens as a whole when I am just an interested observer who didn’t have what it takes, maths wise, to make it as a scientist.

  50. Smile IfYouDontExist

    As we Drain the Oil out of our Vacuum refrigerator and our Magnitude Increases to a higher Temperature… We begin to come into Phase with Local Black Holes = Earth Looking for a “Coat Room “ to Duck into and shed some Clothing…..

  51. Nero Strat

    some of these larger mass black holes, i usually just think that they’re older and have taken more collisions than we are assuming.

  52. Laura Chapple

    Well, if we’ve officially discovered intermediate-mass black holes, looks like DrBecky can finally finish that Spongebob meme.

  53. Penney Burgess

    Thank you Anton!.

  54. Mark Huebner

    AWESOME! THANKS ANTON! So, more black holes than they thought!? Maybe the theoretical assumptions were in error, or maybe based on measurements that did not include a large portion of the Universe that wasn’t being measured at the time? Now that we are changing theories are there any more changes? Is Dark Matter still on the table? Is the Universe still expanding at an accelerating rate? Or have those measurements been called into question?

  55. Luiz Demenicis

    How to differentiate the earth itself pulsing or vibrating (since the measurement in questions is ridiculously small) from the space expanding or retracting? Surely ligo takes that into account, but how? Thanks

  56. Sean Doyle

    As always, thank you.

  57. Ante A

    At this rate one might think universe consists of only black holes!?

  58. Slyde InfinitySpinCasts

    Should be watchable.
    hydrodynamics, having problems with psi or pascal in the vacuum . Sure it couldn’t be that novae can occur and form holes rather than counter imploding lower core dimentia about whatever switchbacks are to the fields. KMS would be good but it’s very difficult to true motion or model know for sure RCF in any theory. Lots of basic Pi rather than pudding about. Maybe it can help to understand the subatomic E=MC2 of sub planc length spacetime. The instruments ,Grav times mass equals the body when its stable . Maybe it ripples in subatomic gluon wakes . The more resilient stars holding the galaxy together by bobbing through all the combined nova’s or disturbances which we assume are dispersed mass with great gravitical force. Subatomic resurgence between Galaxies is where it’s at but no theory is acceptable without the numbers and respectful formulae.

  59. Moota Moonta

    It’s a wonderment.

  60. TayZonday

    One might imagine that if any intelligence achieved faster-than-light travel, it would warp space. And that could make gravitational waves as a wake.

  61. yod bod

    Maybe Gravitational influence extends further than anticipated .
    Not noticeable in small bodies such as planets and suns but stark with large Black Holes.
    Consequently Black Holes would exert a greater pull (Proportionally) on each other over distance than smaller bodies.

  62. Solanumtinkr

    If the universe is a lot bigger than they thought, then you might detect more blackholes than expected. Though if there is something out there that has collision like wave events, then we could be looking at something new, though that might mean that some of the other blackhole detection could have been something else as well.

    Though is blackholes gain mass due to expansion then you get bigger ones, but what about intergalactic space as well, it is not exactly brightly lit for investigation….

  63. Sky Darmos

    This is because the true age of the universe is precisely 42 trillion years old.

  64. XxThe Awoken OnexX

    Thankyou for another wonderful video Anton.

  65. andrew prettyquick

    Is the cyclic unicerse theory still fringe science?

  66. Deanna Carmela Rideout

    The content, quality and consistency of your channel is truly commendable. Thank you for being such a wonderful person Anton.

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  68. m m

    ligo’s visal display of what it detected seemed to show animations of spheres orbiting each other. do back holes actually.. “smack into” each other? or are the events we’re talking about two separated black holes entering into their smallest orbit with each other and becoming one happy family unit? [can two black holes orbit each other within an event horizon, and if so, would the shape of the surface of the horizon be non spherical and undulating? i guess two black holes could orbit each other at some extreme distance and not be considered one thing so why not closely too]
    excess collisions in one part of space points to the local black hole bar closing and no one bothering to take their keys away :-)

  69. Louis Hansell

    I have subscribed to Anton’s channel for several years. I view it every night. I enjoy it very much.
    What is a typical month of this channel like? 28 episodes detailing the violence of the universe: black holes attracting and spaghettifying everything; black hole collisions; collisions of every kind of celestial body into every other kind, quasars, white dwarfs, brown dwarfs end-of-life, magnetars which can spaghettify any living thing within many AUs: high levels of radiation, unbelievable temperatures, micronova, supernova, cosmic radiation, and more of anything and everything inimical to life: then, one hopium episode about travel to other planets, and one hopium episode about possible aliens somewhere out there, usually debunked in a later episode. Always entertaining!

  70. Tim Hensley

    Anton, you’re a great interesting guy. I Like honest science, practical interest, honest speculation that makes sence in investigating the universe.

  71. Elson Silveira

    Exciting times to be alive and curious. Shame we lost Hawking, he would be so happy and intrigued with so many advances in the field

  72. Gerrie

    Hello Wonderful Anton :o)

  73. 1618katie

    Why are merging black holes portrayed as ‘intersecting 90 degree circles’? Sorry, don’t know how to describe it.

  74. Dadson worldwide

    Sounds like white noise being picked up. This is enough to be very skeptical of what’s being picked up or detected.
    Need to get them in space earth geological motion isn’t very understood just guesses and assumptions inside

  75. Paul H Aube

    So “black holes” are active celestial bodies?

  76. Nels Quinlog

    Anton, when you post a video that catches my interest, it makes my day. Most catch my interest, don’t worry.
    I respond with, “hello, Anton you wonderful person!”

  77. Leslie Greenlee

    Do black holes orbit the universe or are they stationary?

  78. copper jacket

    what about a head on collision ?

  79. James Aron

    Wonderful black hole collision study’s mysterious revelation of intermediate black hole creation and existence of sub-minimum mass black holes

  80. Andrew McNaughton

    It’s almost as though it’s not black holes or gravitional waves that they’re detecting. I am as shocked as you are. 😏

  81. Paul Porter

    More evidence for primordial black holes as described by Alexander Kashlinsky

  82. metatech

    Soooo…aren’t neutron stars made out of, I don’t know, maybe *neutrons???* .

  83. Graham Turner

    Heavy stuff, man… 😎

  84. vXIR0NMANXv

    Could merging masses of dark matter be the cause for some gravitational waves as well?

  85. Chadwick VonJohnson

    I called in the rapture, I didnt expect this.

  86. Matt Horwich

    I wonder how many stars and planets can usually form close to the blackhole.

  87. Captain America

    Anton is to physics/astronomy (etc) that the legendary David Attenborough is to nature.

    Both make learning much easier and more fun.

  88. Cliff Cunningham

    Just an opinion, but at the center of a black hole you have absolute matter/energy, many formed from collapsed stars, but this matter/energy that exist is the primordial matter that made up the universe. It would make sense that the explosion that happened was not a complete destruction of both energy/anti-energy or the universe would not exist, therefor the explosion at the beginning would have created chucks of this matter in all sizes “regular and anti”. Most I would suspect are too small for us to see and a lot of the big ones might not have matter entering them or in orbit around them to bee seen at all. The largest forming the galaxies.

  89. Matt Horwich

    Solid work as usual! Im a big fan of pair instability super novas and blackholes,neutron stars…especially magnetars!!

  90. Paul G

    nothing is clear about black holes – you know,because of the event horizon thing

  91. --

    another video! yay! :D

  92. Nick Parmi

    All your videos are so intriguing and keep me curious; Thank You!

  93. MC's Creations

    Awesome, Anton! Thanks! 😊

  94. Bassotronics

    Another fascinating video from Anton.

  95. Kaador

    Nice! The reason for the “jump” from normal to supermassive is close to be cleared….oder wie man das auch schreibt :D

  96. brendan Franklin

    Hi Anton, just wanted to let you know how easy you make science understandable when explaining all of this. Love from Arizona.

  97. Veroosh Tarot & Astrology

    Plot Twist : universal singularities are possible and we disappear

  98. vermasean

    @Mr. Anton, what are you most anticipating when the James Webb Telescope is launched? How about when LISA is launched? It would be cool if you can make a video about what you are looking forward to once they are launched. 🔭 📡🛰

  99. Damany Brown

    So maybe supermassive black holes are caused by such?

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