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

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    • Heyy man

      A Random SheepA Random SheepVor 5 Tage
    • Beast

      A Random SheepA Random SheepVor 5 Tage
    • @O A i don’t what them to stop i love space

      DiamondDestroyer!DiamondDestroyer!Vor 8 Tage
    • Hi i am fan of your channel.. Please make video about Garuda sanjeevani. Plant from India. Which will travell against water flow direction.. I want all to know real thruth please.... Thank you

      Karthik ReddyKarthik ReddyVor 10 Tage
    • @Karthik Reddy agreed

      The BluesThe BluesVor 10 Tage
  • I just wanna know whats inside the black hole...

    Alex ShortAlex ShortVor Stunde
  • "About 2 billion trillion trillion kilograms" Wait... How many zero's is that? 30... Oh, you mean 2 nonillion!

    JohnDoeNewsJohnDoeNewsVor 2 Stunden
  • i actually really like the "behind the lies" segment

    quilles videosquilles videosVor 3 Stunden
  • Black hole: Roblox Eating Simulator ENDING NOT CLICKBAIT

    seabazianseabazianVor 5 Stunden
  • The work and research that goes into every single one of these videos is mind-boggling. I loved the "Behind the Lies" segment. Keep it up!

    Tiago BuhrTiago BuhrVor 9 Stunden
  • & I thought my room is quite big 😬

    Sahaj SinghSahaj SinghVor 10 Stunden
  • The Black Hole Story is the correct terminology.

    Timothy HawkinsTimothy HawkinsVor 10 Stunden
  • .

    subject bluesubject blueVor 10 Stunden
  • Why wont people wake up to the fact that they ONLY ever show us cartoons and chi of space? Space is fake people wake up already to the lie

    Dave SantiagoDave SantiagoVor 11 Stunden
  • You and i are so unbelievably small...

    Michael BrunsMichael BrunsVor 11 Stunden
  • I want one.

    William ShreckengostWilliam ShreckengostVor 15 Stunden
  • i pray the aliens that made this things never give us the time of day

    JabberSneezeJabberSneezeVor 16 Stunden
  • Requesting kurzgesagt to explain Greek and Roman mythologies🙂

    Poornima BharniPoornima BharniVor 18 Stunden
  • Ahhh, my daily reminder of how insignificant we really are. Excellent.

    Akani HeartsongAkani HeartsongVor 18 Stunden
  • the black hole pair mentioned at 3:40, that distance mentioned is impossible. 17 billion light years would be older than the universe. I think you probably meant 17 million light years

    Demiurge13Demiurge13Vor 19 Stunden
    • Expansion of the universe causes that, the distance mentioned in the video is correct.

      yigithan.kilincyigithan.kilincVor 18 Stunden
  • so weired

    MomHelpIamScaredMomHelpIamScaredVor 19 Stunden
  • And even the largest is just a speck of dust in the vastness of space...

    TITANS_of_the_EARTHTITANS_of_the_EARTHVor 20 Stunden
  • Not enough people appreciate black holes, they are the reason why I LOVE space and astronomy.

    Brody FraserBrody FraserVor 20 Stunden
  • You are one of the best DE-visionsrs for me currently

    Hacking ChampionHacking ChampionVor 21 Stunde
  • POV: you're about to die

    Jay Anthony MoquiaJay Anthony MoquiaVor 21 Stunde
  • We are IN a black hole.

    vespyrvespyrVor 22 Stunden
  • Most of the mass in our solar system is located in the sun. Woah.

    Doug DimmadomeDoug DimmadomeVor 23 Stunden
  • hawking radiation can destroy any black hole

    Jiro Angelo TarzonaJiro Angelo TarzonaVor 23 Stunden
  • What if there's a black hole a million times the size of our universe moving toward us at a billion times the speed of light.

    Mr WrestlingMr WrestlingVor 23 Stunden
  • I read “black hoe” 💀💀💀💀

    Caco liloCaco liloVor Tag
  • How is TON618 visible from 18B light years away if the observable universe is 13.4B light years across?

    Ozzy OsdeadOzzy OsdeadVor Tag
  • Clint Eastwood music in the background 🎶

    Joocaar JucfeJoocaar JucfeVor Tag
  • This video is simply a masterpiece. Honestly I have seen it probably 50 times (no joke) and every time it bring a tear into my eye because I will never see those blackholes in person and the scale just blows my mind. Simply I just love what you do guys. Plus that awesome soundtrack from epic mountain is just glorious. Keep it up guys, I just simply love it

    Jeff RoburJeff RoburVor Tag
  • Ton 618

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  • Whenever I'm grounded I watch this guy all day because it's really good! Keep up the good work man!

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  • 3:37 I am just wondering how we can detect anything 17 billion lightyears far-away if the currently known age of the universe is roughly 14 billion years...

    soptiktusoptiktuVor Tag
    • @soptiktu Nope, you really should google "expansion of the universe". Universe is way bigger than 14 bn light years. It's 90 billion light years in diameter.

      yigithan.kilincyigithan.kilincVor 7 Stunden
    • @yigithan.kilinc You are wrong. The speed of light is limited so if the age of the universe is now known as 14 billion years, it means, that you just can not see the light from 17 billion lightyears distance few years later. That is impossible. The only possible explanation to this : the video commentary is wrong. It should be maybe 17 millions of lightyears, or 1,7 billions or so...just anything lower than 14 billions of lightyears.

      soptiktusoptiktuVor 7 Stunden
    • Expansion of the universe

      yigithan.kilincyigithan.kilincVor 18 Stunden
  • 3:40 gravitational wave signal from 17 billion light years away *how gravitational wave travel then speed of light*

    Telugu AstronomerTelugu AstronomerVor Tag
  • holy shit.

  • Por favor bota legenda em pt-br🙏

    Jeef95_Jeef95_Vor Tag
  • The Universe was theorised to have originated from a 4D mother-of-all blackholes

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  • Best

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  • Yo mama so fat Ton-618 is orbiting her

    Ramy RaoufRamy RaoufVor Tag
  • Detected something 17 billion light years away? How can we detect something farther away than light has had time to travel?

    CaerdwynCaerdwynVor Tag
    • Expansion of the universe

      ActinActinVor Tag
  • Well if you think about it, the universe is an Agario game

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  • Brigh

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  • Are there televisions on mount everest?

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    Jack NobleJack NobleVor 2 Tage
  • Fun fact: if you calculate the density of TON 618 you find out that it's around 4g/m^3. Yes, 250k times less dense than water. We always look at black holes as these very dense objects, but when they're big they're not anymore

    Jacopo MarcheselliJacopo MarcheselliVor 2 Tage
    • @Simon Dauria the magics of this channel :)

      Jacopo MarcheselliJacopo MarcheselliVor 10 Stunden
    • Wow, that was a civilizated discusion online?!?!

      Simon DauriaSimon DauriaVor 20 Stunden
    • @Actin the inner structure of a black hole within the even horizon is something we don't really know. The singularity is an hypothesis based on some simple assumptions from general relativity, but we only know that the physics we know breaks within the event horizon. Still, a normal galactic black hole has a density that's 10^14 time higher than the one of water (10^17 kg/m^3) while a supermassive black hole usually is around 20kg/m^3. To me it counter-intuitive that the event horizon spreads so much increasing the size, rather than shrinking for the size power law

      Jacopo MarcheselliJacopo MarcheselliVor Tag
    • @Jacopo Marcheselli thanks. Also it makes sense that ton618 density is so low since all of its mass is concentrated at the singularity - a point infinitely small, while the even horison is just empty space.

      ActinActinVor Tag
    • @Actin yes, I blundered, mistaking the m^3 as a liter 🤣 As an excuse I should say it was late at night, I'll correct it, thank you for pointing it out

      Jacopo MarcheselliJacopo MarcheselliVor Tag
  • The sordid dead adventitiously harm because country ultrastructually invent save a spiky rhythm. dynamic, finicky libra

    Efolo CukcaNEfolo CukcaNVor 2 Tage
  • Trying to explain an unexplainably large blackhole by using what is seen on much smaller scales - without any evidence of any intermediate size blackholes - is a "Giant Leap of Faith"... And to do this because We want to "hold onto" the explanation that the Universe is only 13.7 Billion years old is poor reasoning... It's better to see the unexplainably large blackhole and begin reasoning what it takes to have it as actually measured...

    James FalatoJames FalatoVor 2 Tage
  • muito foda lek

    Giovana MelloGiovana MelloVor 2 Tage
  • Never. Stop. Creating. Such. Masterpieces.

    IMightKissYouIMightKissYouVor 2 Tage
  • Can we just stop for a moment and talk about the Dark Souls 3 boss fight like background music they used from 7:40

    mohacsyamohacsyaVor 2 Tage
  • IC1101 The largest galaxy ever found has the 2nd largest black hole in it's center

    Plutonium 239Plutonium 239Vor 2 Tage
  • i'm terrified

    Eli MeerEli MeerVor 2 Tage
  • Hmm? The larger the Black Hole......The more compression on the Centre.....”Therefore one assumes that the Biggest Black Holes are the Smallest!” Just as Pre - Big Bang

    Robert RuddRobert RuddVor 2 Tage
  • But the real question is, are you feel the pain while suck into that huge things, or you find nothing? Like you transported and landing into somewhere in that thing? Not dead or even life?

    Bim BimsBim BimsVor 2 Tage
  • I always have such an uneasy feeling after closing a video like this lol.

    Josh TJosh TVor 2 Tage
  • Love the bonus clarification at the end. The transparency and acknowledgement that there's still so many unknowns is strangely comforting

    Victoria BramhamVictoria BramhamVor 2 Tage
  • Well, I'm not a physicist, but the theory of dark matter being undetectable black holes is sounding more and more plausible to me. I don't understand the math behind it, but i know that objects with a larger mass have a greater gravitational effect, so a black hole being acted upon by the gravitational forces of another black hole would have a greater effect than between the stars and the black holes. It would seem by simple reasoning that this gravitational effect between millions if not billions of black holes would be what "holds together" the galaxies. It's pure conjecture of course, we can't prove these black holes even exist, that's the whole reason the idea of dark matter exists, but black holes seem to me to be a reasonable explanation.

    Michael DaigleMichael DaigleVor 2 Tage
  • Best astrophysics channel on yt!

    本当に私はゲオルグです本当に私はゲオルグですVor 2 Tage
  • Is not black matter but God who holds them.

    HDSHDSVor 2 Tage
  • What if we are in a black hole (singularity) rn that all of the planets and galaxies we’ve seen rn are the things that the black hole swallowed?

    Tanii ♡Tanii ♡Vor 2 Tage
  • Never get tired of this insane competition of extreme celestial objects.

    Jackal19xJackal19xVor 2 Tage
  • This was one of the best videos of Kurzgesagt that i see.

    Miguel Angel BernalMiguel Angel BernalVor 2 Tage
  • How much energy would we get from ton 618

    NeverLandeyNeverLandeyVor 2 Tage
  • Legend has it, the biggest Black Hole known to man is STILL flying at us JK.

    The Silver KingThe Silver KingVor 3 Tage
  • Okay cool, but how many elephants could it hold?

    Gavin HarperGavin HarperVor 3 Tage
  • So if we're caught in a gravitational pull of a black hole.....then what ?

    Last Minute HeroicsLast Minute HeroicsVor 3 Tage
  • I have a personal black hole in wallet, every payday, it engulfs whatever bills I put into it!!! So fascinating!

    Yagskie YagskieYagskie YagskieVor 3 Tage
  • Right after TON-618 "Now let's look at a massive object that makes even TON-618 look like a grain of sand in comparison" *yOuR mOm*

    John SmithJohn SmithVor 3 Tage
  • How to make your comment blow up 1. be verified 2. that's all

    InfinityKid2048InfinityKid2048Vor 3 Tage
  • No need to compare because we always know our solar system will always be the dwarf.

    berry moreberry moreVor 3 Tage
The Largest Black Hole in the Universe - Size Comparison