The First Ever Colliding Black Holes To Produce Light

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about the first ever detection of a black hole collision that produced visual light.

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  1. Dr. Strange

    Almost first 🤔

  2. Steven Rodriguez


  3. Brad Nance

    Hello wonderful Anton. This sounds just like the climate change model. We know nothing but what our simulations show. History is full of science being wrong so how do we know our simulations are correct? Its ok to have a theory but with climate change politicians are using the simulations to dictate policy. Seems unscientific to me. What you think?


    Is that the original video from NASA? Where is shoes the light produced from it

  5. Omeritta Chiquitta


  6. Morgan

    Best intro so far!

  7. Joey Tulips

    Your haircut looks good man..

  8. ClosestNearUtopia

    They dont produce light.. they leak it..

  9. JROD 6901

    Take a shower and change your shirt bro

  10. martin willis

    Is light energy lol

  11. Black Hole Generator


  12. Del Ag

    I think you are a scientist I can’t find this stuff online

  13. SeeTheWholeTruth

    Are you ok? Are you having an allergy attack?

  14. ClockworkGearhead

    I mean, annihilation produces light, and black holes produce virtual particles of both matter and anti-matter on their event horizons… It’s inevitable really…

  15. primoroy

    No pics of the flash?

  16. Steven Martinez

    Multiplying two negatives does produce a positive.

  17. El Guiñolo

    Hold on, if a black hole produces light, can it still be called a “black” hole ?

  18. No One

    Black holes matter

  19. I’m already Sans Undertal

    *visible light

  20. Adymn Sani

    can these events also produce FRBs? seems like they could to me…

  21. Dimitrij Glasow

    Can you unfold a black hole and make it visible again ? 🤔

  22. SublimeSparo

    what happens when gravitational waves from different sources collide, is it the typical wave interference? could the constructive interference create some funky effects?

  23. oiSnowy

    Previously unanswered questions… such as: where did I leave my left sock?

  24. Nathan Bryan

    Finally getting to the point.

  25. Choco


  26. George Holloway

    This is big news!

  27. James Guenes

    I love your show!

  28. Gabriel Rezende

    Man, you help.

  29. H. H.

    How is momentum conservered when blackholes get “kicked”? Is it gravitaionally transmited to other bodies (like the supermassive black hole) or carried away by gravitationsl waved?

  30. Flex

    First ever?

  31. Leachim Sagrav

    Galaxy far far away…I see what you did there😏

  32. Edward C Tullis

    and a long long time ago

  33. PsychoPat


  34. Rob Thompson

    WILL there be any information from this light , describing the possible inner workings of inside the Blackholes itself. Fingers crossed…

  35. Tibor Pejic

    If this happened in a galaxy far far away, maybe we’re seeing a discharge (or even a destruction) from a Death Star.

  36. Martin Mousseau

    If you travel at light speed in a vessel the turn you head light on what happen

  37. Brian Szymanski

    Something’s just gotta give

  38. Jonathon G

    Did you un-ironically refer to “a galaxy far, far away?

  39. sanjuansteve

    It’s not that easy to contain photons (light). It’s virtually impossible during such a collision.

  40. Andrew Brady

    One more question…
    What happens to the quantum entangled particle that does not pass the event horizon? And then once it is past the event horizon to the point of landing on the surface or “falling into the void?”

  41. Gregg Weber

    No connection with the Fast Gamma Ray Burst?

  42. Edward C Tullis

    Hellow wonderful universe

  43. alfonso payra

    little Big Bang
    s? XD

  44. Cool Kid

    anton, can u try a different shirt on eventually

  45. reaty05

    Could be 2 quark stars or another type of star that resembles a black hole with minimal light output

  46. bmoretinker

    If I’m feeling like a clever, cocky boy all i need to do is listen to four minutes of an Anton video and I’m quickly right sized to a newt.
    My thought train becomes, i like yellow i like whipped cream, were am i. Am i alive?

  47. Light Sab

    2:42 Somewhere in a galaxy far far away you say?

  48. Embegie MGB

    Enjoy Coke xDDDDDDDDD

  49. John Johansen

    What a wonderful discovery!

  50. Nigon Kouk

    I enjoyed Coke one night, 3 lines all night long, then as the sun started to rise I just remembered that I had to go to court at 9:00am in just 2 hours :[] LoL almost threw up in the court room, whew”””

  51. Bradley Wallace

    I think I got it now….
    just want know, how many black holes in are our galaxy?

  52. Bob Smith

    A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

  53. Battle PYRO

    I have always wondered what’s outside of the universe

  54. spaghettarius a

    video on what before happened the recombination of universe the

  55. Bruno Geise

    Mr. Petrov, I know it’s not really the focus of the channel but would you please analyse and maybe explain the ORCH OR theory of contioussness? I tried to understand it directly from Penrose in podcasts and interviews but I’m still having difficulty. Thank you for the always awesome videos!

  56. John Vogelsang

    Thanks Anton, another great clip.
    There is a reduction in total mass after the two black holes coalesce as some of their mass has been converted to gravitational waves. What effect does the reduction in mass have on any remaining accretion disk material which was previously orbiting around the larger mass?
    The change in the center of mass should mean the previous orbital movements of the material will suddenly be incompatible with the new body. The adjustment to their new orbits could be violent.

  57. Gu1tarJohn

    In other words, this was a good episode!

  58. DOMAT

    Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a great day.

  59. Rik

    Anton, please wear a Wonderful Person T-shirt in your videos.

  60. CleanerBen

    Humans: but that’s impossible!
    Universe: haha blackholes smooosh

  61. Daren Wilson

    This is a great time to be an astrophysicist.

  62. Robert Trotter

    Aaahhhh that missing letter in the “black _hole”…
    Thank you for the post/subject in any case :)…

    (My vote is to re-name them “macro-cell”)

  63. Rocflanagan

    0:42 Black Holes, the universe’s worst drivers..

  64. 来栖川七海

    what music do you use for your intro?

  65. Texsun1000

    Love the channel!

  66. Jimmy Bangus


  67. Joe Causey

    Hey Anton, how much does Coke pay you for wearing that Coke t-shirt?

  68. Frozen Canuck

    Hi Anton, could you talk about how the LIGO is used in determining where a collision occurred?

  69. K Rob

    Keep up the good work Anton!

  70. mbolchunas

    Спасибо за видео Антоха!

  71. Revathy Rajagopal

    Hi Anton,

    Could you please do a video on these two topics, they are from the news:
    The new tetraquark with four charm quarks, and the new Thorne-Zytkow star; HV 11417?

  72. jnesrh420

    Amazes me they can figure all this stuff out but we cant solve the problems on earth.

  73. Contingence

    7:23 Cookie Monster sighting

  74. Jagzeplin

    2:45 cue star wars theme

  75. Ken Nardone

    My 2nd “Wonderful Person” t-shirt arrived today. While discussing t-shirts, what’s up with that Coke t-shirt glued to your body? LOL
    Cheers, Kenny from Philly

  76. Giveaway

    Love your work, you always provide me best motivation to learn Science.

  77. yymm yymm

    You have new subscriber, thanks for awesome content.

  78. makeshift marotte

    Thanks again for keeping these videos pretty much ad free, I’ve seen as many as 10 in a 6 minute video on other channels.

  79. David S

    Anton you videos have been great!

    …. Bro! Do you shape your eyebrows or are they naturally that badass lol

  80. Andrew Brady

    So, Black Holes do have “Hair”, when they collide.

  81. MC's Creations

    Really, really interesting!!! 😃
    Thanks, Anton!!!

  82. Mephistahpheles

    What if Newton was right after all (on a grand scale): action & reaction.
    The universe is expanding (overall) because it’s collapsing (around black holes).

    Just a random thought.

  83. Robert Chase

    “very unusual” — another incredibly overused phrase; add “unprecedented observation”.

  84. Irfan Syahril

    Day 16 of Enjoying Coke: I now have lost all my toes from diabetes

  85. Mahmoud Chabab

    who tf dislikes this kind of videos ?! that’s a mistery we have to solve beautiful people

  86. Jake O'Brien

    Couldn’t there be fission/fusion/annihilation of gases around the black hole during the collision, maybe from tidal forces or acceleration of particles in some way or another?

  87. Silas Dense

    Always looking forward to the interesting subjects that you cover in your (very well done) presentations.
    This was another fascinating one.
    Thank you Anton.
    🛰 🛰

  88. Matt A

    “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

  89. Cancel19

    Is it me or is more weird new astronomical stuff happening these days?!

  90. Richard Hineman

    Kinda reminds of two atoms smashing together. I think as above so below also.

  91. Joshua Zeiler

    The gravitational effects of both black holes on the light sphere within the event horizon allows the stores photons to escape in a flash.

  92. Primetime Durkheim

    Oh, sweet, the interdimensional beings are heading this way.

  93. Dark Quaesar

    yeah yeah yeah, but can it make more enjoy coke shirts?

  94. jebes909090

    “Light cannot escape from the event horizon of a blackhol………well mostly never……”

  95. The Exoplanets Channel

    That moment an alien civilization takes advantage of that energy *_to visit us.._*

  96. Lissandro Danny

    I actually drank 3L of Coke in the last 2 days. I passed my whole quarantine without drinking any coke but that shirt made me think so much about Coke that I just had to

  97. Improperly Labeled Loser

    Anton: “This most likely happened, in the centre of a galaxy, somewhere far far away”

    My last brain cells: OH LIKE STAR WARS

  98. Louix Griego

    Someone set a reminder so we can look in the right spot in 1.6 years. .

  99. spaghettarius a

    through out the whole video I was expecting anton suddenly collapses into himself leaving behind only a highly distorted fabric of his t-shirt wihere in the centre is fast rotating anton is head that is gradually diminishing into the singularity…pardon me, I mean into wonderfularity

  100. puffin tuff

    I remember when we weren’t even certain black holes were real, now we are watching the black hole demolition derby. Strange days.

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