The Ultimate Guide to Black Holes
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    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:

    • The cringey gachatuber
      The cringey gachatuber


    • Anastasios Karagiannis
      Anastasios Karagiannis

      Make a video about astrology, please.

    • Rai Farhan
      Rai Farhan

      Plz try to speak using simple English ,so weak people's in English can understand...

    • Pierre De Agostini
      Pierre De Agostini

      ADd closed captions maybe?

    • Kadir Bilgin
      Kadir Bilgin

      Please add Turkish subtitles.

  • Weldon Young
    Weldon Young

    Unfortunately the Universe is slated to become non-existent long before even small Black Holes start radiating much Harkens Radiation! Time must be truly "screwed up". Anyone want to hazard a guess on what effects Black Holes will have on Dark Matter or Energy.

  • I was Born to survive
    I was Born to survive

    Please add some Korean subtitles

  • 碩碩

    Hey, Kurzgesagt! I am also really interested in black holes. I love this video. Thanks for making this channel available, animated, and also learnable! Of course, we can't let a Black Hole come close to the Earth. It'll be even crazier if a Whitehole is pushing us away from the Black Hole, and the Black Hole pulling us towards it!

  • Salma Samir
    Salma Samir

    3:22 amoung oos

  • Rigoberto Gomez
    Rigoberto Gomez


  • Eowyr

    Can we get a video on welfare state, taxes etc?

  • Julia Qi
    Julia Qi

    3:19 _gasp_ I see Among Us

  • Kurt

    I think you have to talk about God if you are talking this much about space. There are inevitable questions. How come space and matter can bend the universe into something incredibly abnormal like that are capable? I mean space itself is crazy enough and there comes blackholes. Are they intelligent or what kind of a genius matter coincidence is this? You speak casually about space like it is some sort of intelligence yet it’s scientifically emptiness. How come nothingness can form the absolute magic man? I’m waiting for a video about God, Hawking talked about it all his life

  • Kurt

    I think you have to talk about God if you are talking this much of space. There are inevitable questions. How come space and matter can bend the universe into something incredibly abnormal? I mean space itself is crazy enough and there comes blackholes. Are they intelligent or what kind of a genius matter coincidence is this? You speak casually about space like it is some sort of intelligence yet it’s scientifically emptiness. How come nothingness can form the absolute magic man? I’m waiting for a video about God, Hawking talked about it all his life

  • Super Dragon 07
    Super Dragon 07

    This channel is of the highest calibre.

  • Teddy C
    Teddy C

    Actually trying to understand this video is so confusing

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright

      You should watch PBS Space Time sometime.

  • Renan Alvim
    Renan Alvim

    Will you guys make a video about the different types of Supernovae?

  • Alansar Trignot
    Alansar Trignot

    Ok, so I need to understand, what exactly is the singularity? Because you can’t get matter to squeeze any closer to itself then it already is, and we are saying literally a whole planet squeezed into a drop basically, but with your other video about neutron stars, the core of the neutron star has been theorized to be either a super dense core of protons, neutrons and electrons or a sea of quarks, and I understand that, but how can you squeeze something smaller then a quark? I just thought of something though, there is that thing it was, like, Einstein’s quantum fabric theory or something like that, the smallest thing in the universe making everything up, I saw it on a website so I’m not positive about it, but like, we don’t know what the singularity of the black whole is but maybe it’s made of a film of sorts basically it breaks down molecules by squeezing them tighter together until they burst like with the younger black holes, they squeeze you until your basically just a paste, through spaghettification so what if through the black holes it has the ability to break things down to yet simpler things, since it has as you’ve said infinite mass, and since it is spinning so fast too, it must have to have infinite energy as well, which is something that us as humans would almost never be able to obtain, even using our current technology we would not even get close. Also, you said something about quantum fluctuations, how basically it’s matter and antimatter being created out of nowhere colliding then becoming nothing again, I’ve thought about it for a long time, cause I like thinking, and I don’t do research making all my claims probably useless, but I’ve been thinking, matter and anti matter when collided create a large amount of energy when they collide, where a gram of antimatter can do more damage then anything human made, but I’ve thought, what if that is the other way to reach the smallest theorized building block, of course there’s no way to know and no way to even interact with it, but it makes sense, it gives off an enormous amount of energy which would have to be the molecules obviously tearing themselves to shreds, but they “become nothing” but if you can’t create or destroy matter, then they aren’t, well, nothing, but the massive amount of energy, where does that come from, I believe it comes from not the separation of the molecular structure or anything, but the separation of the literal quarks because they all have a super tight grip on eachother, which without that super tight grip, then they never would’ve been able to even make the first molecule stable enough to connect with another, or maybe, from the molecules of course having opposite charges, the quarks are actually tearing away from eachother in the antimatter and joining the other quarks in the regular matter which then they connect and who knows what happens next, they could’ve either completely destroyed eachother or joined to make something new. Ok, enough rambling, what I’m trying to say is even though a singularity may not have and surface area, that doesn’t mean it can’t exist, so since they exist, how are they getting molecules so close to eachother, well, I don’t think they are actually, I’m thinking it could possibly exist somewhere else, because it may break the ways we see general relativity but that doesn’t mean it’s breaking anything, that just means that it’s somewhere else, and of course, this is all now science fiction, but how do wormholes work, they are a hole, on a 3D plane, but there’s a problem, how do they exist? Well, maybe from expired supermassive black holes, or something, because even though from Hawking radiation all black holes die off eventually, well, there could be something special that happens with certain black holes where they loose enough mass to just become, neutral, they can’t suck anything in anymore, but instead the gravity stops existing within the black hole, allowing it to possibly either tear itself apart still again with Hawking radiation or stabilize, and become a wormhole, everything has a stable point anyway, that’s how we are alive and the suns and the planets and everything, they are stable, black holes are unstable on the outside yet stable on the inside, it if becomes stable on the outside it forms a wormhole... Now don’t take my word for any of this, I probably got a lot wrong, I just wanted to get my thinking out there because I love this kind of stuff, it’s absolutely beautiful and fun to learn about, so if I got anything wrong, please tell me, thanks...

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright

      Do you watch a show called PBS Space Time? Dr. O'Dowd talks about things like black holes, gravity, string theory, etc., but goes into much more detail than what Kerzgezagt does with their format.

  • hen ko
    hen ko

    "their even more screwed up then they get credit for" Me: Thank god some one is at least a fraction of how screwed up I am

  • AxeLotE

    que buenos videos!

    • hen ko
      hen ko

      Imagine dedicating your life to ideas and theories only to be proven false a few years later

  • Robert

    You should make a video on the covid-19 vaccine

  • Kolbren Strikes Again
    Kolbren Strikes Again

    god is a myth jesus is a myth there are 4200 religions and 30.000 gods + in hinduism 33gods............ whats the point of telling the same lie over and over for 5000 years?... THE ONLY GOD ARE THE GALAXIES only 14% of the world is atheist not counting chinese population NOTHING WILL HAPPEN IF YOU PRAY do u live in the 14th century?? THE EARTH IS NOT FLAT educate yourself, eat healthy, dont pray for your health, if u have cancer praying/thinking/talking to yourself, will NEVER help you NO BRAIN NO SECOND LIFE, CAN U EVEN REASON ABOUT IT ?? ppl with alzheimer are somehow already dead THANK TO RELIGION/MYTHOLOGY TERRORISTS DO EXIST yeah, RELIGION=MYTHOLOGY is not your fault of being an ignorant, when ALL the ppl you now tell you the same lies from the book called bible u end up believing them DONT BE A KID GROW UP, USE GOOGLE FOR SOMETHING, knowledge is power, religion is meaningless you know what else is meaningless? have a pope, they should be astrobiologists instead and try to discover the origin of life and stop telling lies EVERYTHING WILL NOT BE OK IF U PRAY, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN, just internal peace, u could meditate instead, have u even tried? EAT HEALTHY AND DONT PRAY FOR YOUR HEALTH, bye crazy ppl, do you suffer psychosis? theres nothing upthere talking to you, the only life we know at the moment is in the international space station...... there are 300 million habitable planets in the milky way

  • Kozmonauta 05
    Kozmonauta 05

    Can you do a video about the physics of flying? In the conctext of the smal helicopter on the Mars.

  • Michele Alidjani
    Michele Alidjani

    Its feasable that a black hole started the universe when it exploded you know spitting up back all the mass it gobbled up.

  • IrResistıbLeX

    Thank You For This Data :D


    The thumbnail isnt clickbait that nice the drawing design is detailed

  • ImTheNoobHere

    among us

  • Jaroslav Kyselka
    Jaroslav Kyselka

    Words cant describe how much i love this channel

  • Birce jay
    Birce jay

    Türkçe please

  • makreel

    Very insightful video and very beautiful too!! Animating that Ergosphere must've been days of work :O

  • Aleksandr Jevlentjev
    Aleksandr Jevlentjev

    "Not even light can escape the event horizon, how can you escape me?"

  • Tagus


  • Syndrome of a Down
    Syndrome of a Down

    3:03 "You will never reach the truth..."

  • MusicalPig

    these are the videos which should be on the trending page....!!

  • Jaxon Ancona
    Jaxon Ancona

    I love science I love animation THIS IS A GODLY CHANNEL I SUBBED!

  • Peter Hamlet
    Peter Hamlet

    Imagine dedicating your life to ideas and theories only to be proven false a few years later

  • George Kots
    George Kots

    Kinda a random question but since you've done a lot of space exploration videos, do you think we will be able to inhabitate other planets soon enough to survive. Also it would be funny if we had established in many different planets and evolve different although it would be risky since racism is a think in a single planet

  • Misel982001

    Total crap

  • Drazik Nash
    Drazik Nash

    I feel like I’m watching little big planet

  • Eug. Tan
    Eug. Tan

    Note this is the remastered version

  • Normal Human
    Normal Human

    So the antimatter falling in to a black hole makes it loose mass, makes sense, but what stops the normal matter from falling in just as often? they should cancel out, no?

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright

      @Normal Human There's another show called PBS Space Time. Their format is a bit more detailed than Kerzgezagt. Might be worth checking out; I'm almost certain Matt has done shows about antimatter before.

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright

      @Normal Human According to an article I just read, it appears that, with electrons and anti-electrons, what happens is the pair annihilate and then give off two photons. With protons and antiprotons, they're not sure exactly by what mechanism it all happens, but the result is the formation of several photons, electrons, positrons, and neutrinos, along with a ton of energy.

    • Normal Human
      Normal Human

      @Thomas Wright thanks a lot, this has really cleared up a few things for me

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright

      @Normal Human I'm not sure exactly. It could be because the quarks that make them up disrupt each other's fields and cause them to cancel out, degenerating into pure energy. But the experiments we've done with antimatter seem to indicate that they do have essentially the same properties as their normal matter counterparts, only with opposite charge.

    • Normal Human
      Normal Human

      @Thomas Wright in that case wolf you mind explaining how during, quantum fluctuations, there isn't any left over mass? As of they are merely opposite charges then they should cancel it and form neutrons?

  • soniya Singh
    soniya Singh

    Entertaining and useful video making. Great job sir 👍👍

  • Ej Dempsey
    Ej Dempsey

    Feed me feed me kurzgesagt feed you what feed me INFORMATION

  • Paimon The Guide
    Paimon The Guide

    3:19 Paimon sees an IMPOSTOR!

  • Jim230176

    I was entertained, baffled and terrified all at the same time.

  • YourBuddyUnit

    Won't you coooome 🎵 And wash away the rain🎵

  • Nabil 63 4213
    Nabil 63 4213

    The earth on tortoise reference portal 2 reference

  • c

    Quality content!

  • You ._.
    You ._.

    This is the channel you watch before you go to sleep

  • Neat t
    Neat t

    When ever I think about the singularity, my brain breaks 🤯

  • joshua tapia
    joshua tapia

    Please talk about ants

  • DatSwissGuy

    So all singularities are the same? They're fungible tokens!

  • Gabriele1979

    Potreste parlare delle singolarità infalling, outfalling e BKL?

  • Rythem Srivastava
    Rythem Srivastava

    Please make video on matrioshka brain

  • FyreStorm

    3:19 Red was the Impostor, 1 Impostor Remains, that's where the impostors end up...

  • Mary Swircz
    Mary Swircz

    Can you eventually make a video on how nuclear work? I’ve never understood them. And you’ve helped me understand lots of things. So please make a video on them?

    • Darkner

      Nuclear what? Nuclear bombs? Nuclear reactions? Nuclear power generation? Atom cores?

  • Nikos Papageorgiou
    Nikos Papageorgiou

    Just found out about this channel and I'm quite excited, love the scientific content and the cartoonish looks of it, just got yourselfs a new subscriber!

  • Michael Dey
    Michael Dey

    'This means that, in reality, black holes are even more screwed up than they usually get credit for.' Finally, someone to relate with.

  • Michael Dey
    Michael Dey

    'As scary as the event horizon is, it keeps us safe from that drama.' World's Best Singularity 2021

  • lin mark
    lin mark

    3:19 *red sus*

  • Jaana Ciccolella
    Jaana Ciccolella

    Could you please make a whole video about "negative mass"? I'm pretty sure it would be quite interesting.

    • Thomas Wright
      Thomas Wright

      @Jaana Ciccolella You might want to check out PBS Space Time. I think they have some episodes that talk about negative mass.

    • Darkner

      @Jaana Ciccolella I don't think they will do that. With LV-home's algorithm, 10-minute videos would provide them with enough revenue to keep making more videos. Animating stuff costs a lot of money and so does researching scientific topics.

    • Jaana Ciccolella
      Jaana Ciccolella

      @Buxton Yes but it mustn't be a long video. Three minutes would be enough.

    • Buxton

      I don't think they'd have enough to talk about, negative mass stuff is purely theoretical and fringe science still. Would be sweet though.

  • Martin Košárek
    Martin Košárek

    3:19 Amogus

  • Juliet Gibson
    Juliet Gibson

    Can you make a video about parrarell universes kurzgesagt? I would really appreciate it if you do so

  • bigmovieview

    Kinda explaining the ending of Interstellar haha

  • Deniz Koldaş
    Deniz Koldaş

    Turkish subtitle 🥺

  • BlueWhaleKing

    The ergosphere would make an excellent source of energy.

  • cuwuti

    i cant stop watching these

  • Aiden Jones
    Aiden Jones

    I'd love to see a video about dimensions. specifically dimensional existence.

  • Princess Akira empire
    Princess Akira empire

    Quasars video please

  • shahrina nasri
    shahrina nasri

    Hey make a video about white holes

  • Steven Doolittle
    Steven Doolittle

    Kurzgesagt is the best channel on LV-home.

  • AugmentedGravity

    Damn this took me down memory lane. Some of these segments are the exact same as one of your pervious black hole related videos. Fantastic

  • AugmentedGravity


  • Mike Byrne
    Mike Byrne

    this is the best video on black holes i've seen

  • uwu noob
    uwu noob

    wut black hole-chan is safe it won't bite you

  • Ksush S
    Ksush S

    How do you know?

  • Darwin 1344plays
    Darwin 1344plays

    other science channels:use humans in their animation Kurzgezagt:we dont do that here

  • The Fried Pumpkins
    The Fried Pumpkins

    My head aches in a good way

  • Tater Man
    Tater Man

    Kurzgesagt, I wanna give you a big kiss for this guide, thank you!


    I never seen in my life this like of animation

  • King of Hairy
    King of Hairy

    So it makes atoms smaller than atoms? God my brain hurts

  • Google User
    Google User

    That's why i watched "Doctor Who" so i can get TARDIS reference in "InaNetshell" Video.

  • Enrique Miranda
    Enrique Miranda


  • iAdisano

    How did I miss this video!

  • Condoriano Lestat
    Condoriano Lestat

    I think blackholes are recharging suns 🤔 after they burn up mass they collapse and suck mass again to burn like a cycle 🤔

  • Ben G
    Ben G

    Superman: I'm indestructible Blackhole: [burps in laughter]

  • MISTER Type
    MISTER Type

    This help me go to sleep better than ASMR

  • Susana Li
    Susana Li

    At 3:19 you can see among us still useing my mom's computer

  • Susana Li
    Susana Li

    I see among us and I'm useing my mom's computer

  • Emergency Jergens
    Emergency Jergens

    Does the singularity have to be a point? Like it has no size or dimensions?

  • Emergency Jergens
    Emergency Jergens

    Ok… now I am overwhelmed by the idea that time will keep on going so long that blackholes actually disapper

  • Fernando Kent
    Fernando Kent

    I don't know who needs to hear this, saving money won't make you a millionaire investing will ... Take out some money and invest ,Do it wisely Tho.

    • Kittu Linda
      Kittu Linda

      @Eugene Ralph okay Got it !! I hope he responds to me

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      Eugene Ralph


    • Eugene Ralph
      Eugene Ralph

      @Kittu Linda He's active on Tele-gram

    • Kittu Linda
      Kittu Linda

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    • Ernest Steven
      Ernest Steven

      @Eugene Ralph He's a trade genius

  • Andrew Numbers
    Andrew Numbers

    Please make a video about longevity theory!

  • Avery Shumway
    Avery Shumway

    This video said that there's no good way to convey the lifetimes of supermassive black holes, but there is something that's helped me. Constructing a gear ratio of 1:10^100 is relatively easy, and watching the sprockets turn for a while is a great way to understand numbers of this magnitude.

  • Boeing 787
    Boeing 787

    "To survive the longest, you must do nothing." Deer watching car heading towards it at 50 mph: ok gr8

  • Yeetus Cleatus
    Yeetus Cleatus

    Hey Kurzgesagt, I’ve seen a page talking about white holes. Are they real and if so, how do they work?

    • Buxton

      They're still theoretical, they've talked about them in the wormhole video I believe.

  • C. Alexis Badillo Larios
    C. Alexis Badillo Larios

    What will happen if the core of the earth disappear

    • Buxton

      The planet would collapse and crush into a new round shape, completely changing it permanantly.

  • ariadne

    I feel like they are already explaining this in baby language yet still so many questions unanswered

  • Dokutsu Ishikawa
    Dokutsu Ishikawa

    Hola soy español.

  • Guggle

    What is germanys greatest invention? some may say the car, some may say Worldw... no noone would say that. but the real answer is: Kurzgesagt

  • عراقي عراقي
    عراقي عراقي

    thanks you

  • Eric Sauverwald
    Eric Sauverwald

    Holy Hanna. I think I need to go and lie down for a bit. Any thoughts on what happens to all the Hawkins radiation after it escapes the black hole?

    • Buxton

      Some people think the universe restarts somehow with the energy left (big bounce), other's think nothing happens and the universe dies forever as the universe expands too quickly (heat death)

  • Angel Andreev
    Angel Andreev

    You should change your name - from Kurzgesagt- in a nutshell to Kurzgesagt- in a black hole

  • Anthony Falco
    Anthony Falco

    Pls translate in italian