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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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Місяць tagasi

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

    1. A Random Sheep
      A Random Sheep
      10 päeva tagasi

      Heyy man

    2. A Random Sheep
      A Random Sheep
      10 päeva tagasi


    3. DiamondDestroyer!
      13 päeva tagasi

      @O A i don’t what them to stop i love space

    4. Karthik Reddy
      Karthik Reddy
      15 päeva tagasi

      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

    5. The Blues
      The Blues
      15 päeva tagasi

      @Karthik Reddy agreed

  2. 楊昌晟
    5 tundi tagasi

    Maybe our world is inside a black hole.

  3. leave me alone please
    leave me alone please
    6 tundi tagasi

    Everytime I think of something like this and makes me think "why would they add this to the game" and then I remember it's real life and I get scared

    7 tundi tagasi

    When u realise nothing is smaller or larger than anything else because size is infinite

  5. Nadeemius
    9 tundi tagasi

    "get to continue having fun with Black holes after this Video ends" well first get a GF

  6. J
    11 tundi tagasi

    Now i understand why in Tengen toppa gurren lagann the mechas keep growing and growing with every single transformation reached. excelent work! loved the video

    15 tundi tagasi

    wait what ?? a black hole 17 billion light years away >>?? the Universe is only 14 billion yrs old.. so this cant be correct.. it would be 3 billion yrs older than the universe..AND ANOTHER-- " this ultra massive black hole is 18 billion light years away.. but we can only see what it looked like 10 billion yrs ago" . my math isnt that bad.. if something is 18 billion light yrs away, and we are looking at it NOW< we see it 18 billion yrs ago.. not 10.. someone make that make sense..

  8. Andreas.Gustavo Maloste-de-Oliveira
    Andreas.Gustavo Maloste-de-Oliveira
    18 tundi tagasi

    7:32 "POV: You're about to die" lol

  9. Piny
    18 tundi tagasi

    what if a black hole it]s a birth of a new universe?

  10. Earth2
    19 tundi tagasi

    7:31 POV: You're about to die Look at the top right corner of the screen

  11. leion247
    23 tundi tagasi

    How would the smallest black holes not eventually die and black holes in general grow forever? I might be out of the loop, but wouldn't hawking radiation be a consistant force causing these things to not be able to grow forever and the smallest one's to die?

  12. MsTaly99
    Päev tagasi

    Gives a whole new meaning to the lyric “Blackhole Sun Won’t you come and wash the rain away!” Sound-garden!

  13. Anthony N
    Anthony N
    Päev tagasi

    Thank the heavens these monsters are too far away in space and time to cause us any harm.

    1. Blast King
      Blast King
      15 tundi tagasi

      blackhole could be planet 9 lol

  14. L S
    L S
    Päev tagasi

    “This is the largest black hole out there” Me: *I prefer “robust and fierce” thank you...*

  15. AB Adventures
    AB Adventures
    Päev tagasi

    What about the bootes void

  16. MomHelpIamScared
    Päev tagasi

    ton 618 so shiny OooOooOooO

  17. the first curse
    the first curse
    Päev tagasi

    God: What should I torture humanity with next? Hypernova in a black hole? PERFECT!.

  18. Mistuki U
    Mistuki U
    Päev tagasi

    The most suer massive thig i will ever see in my life

  19. Robert Livingston
    Robert Livingston
    Päev tagasi

    The more we know the more we find we don't know, for all we know the universe could be swirling around a black hole, which would need a whole new name. The incomprehensible black hole.

  20. Sascha Hoffmann
    Sascha Hoffmann
    Päev tagasi

    I am sitting here, laughing like an idiot at the sheer insanity that I try to it must have been to explore this and be like "this CANT be real...."

  21. Sebastian Gee
    Sebastian Gee
    Päev tagasi

    Science fiction is just a science fact that hasn’t been proven yet.

  22. Gerjix
    Päev tagasi

    I would be very glad, if there‘s also a german version of that video❤️👍🏼

  23. monika dixit
    monika dixit
    Päev tagasi

    I bet your mum cant fit even in ton 618

  24. Anthony Arcuri
    Anthony Arcuri
    Päev tagasi

    The distinct piccolo microcephaly wrap because gosling arthroscopically tip past a wiggly territory. warlike, redundant toilet

  25. Aveon Hunter
    Aveon Hunter
    Päev tagasi

    TOn 618 0-0 No thank you

  26. Ardin Helios
    Ardin Helios
    Päev tagasi

    I feel really bad, when comedy videos get more views and likes than something like this, that would take months to make! In spite of all the existential crisis Kurzgesagt gives! I am grate you exist!

  27. Indika Deyalage
    Indika Deyalage
    Päev tagasi

    The black hole in, my watch later I received the one that I have to be tactical gear

  28. Isaac ADAMU 09
    Isaac ADAMU 09
    Päev tagasi

    A Quasi star is a black hole star

  29. Isaac ADAMU 09
    Isaac ADAMU 09
    Päev tagasi


  30. Misty Krads
    Misty Krads
    Päev tagasi

    This video teached me more than school ever did

  31. Gino Riff
    Gino Riff
    Päev tagasi

    Its amazing how black holes could be so large

  32. Da Stupid Bruh
    Da Stupid Bruh
    Päev tagasi

    Ok now, If the universe is that much bigger than TON-618, and we can't see it just by looking in the clear night sky, than what are we in the universe??? I'm kinda scared ngl.

  33. Ardhu Ghiffari Prartiandaka
    Ardhu Ghiffari Prartiandaka
    Päev tagasi

    Tiny primordial black hole exist is this an anime power??

  34. Mete
    Päev tagasi

    Bu da soru mu eski sevgilimin deligi iste

  35. Be Brown
    Be Brown
    2 päeva tagasi

    I dont get it. If everything that falls into a black hole disappears from our reality forever, then how come they get bigger when they absorb matter?

  36. gordon b
    gordon b
    2 päeva tagasi

    Boycott Beijing 2022 Olympics ! Countries engaged in committing genocide don't deserve the honor of hosting an Olympic Games.

  37. Quirmi _
    Quirmi _
    2 päeva tagasi

    It’s wierd how much this channel has effected my life, (this is a little long) when I was little I always had a admiration for space, I never wanted to go there, I never wanted to experience it, I just wanted to learn about it- study it- I always denied myself this because everyone when i was little wanted to be an astronaut , or a astronomer, and I didn’t want to be like everyone else, but I learned to accept that I REALLY want to work with space in my life and decided to go into aerospace engineering,

  38. Hirmikss
    2 päeva tagasi

    You forgot to make TON 618 suck up other blackholes at the end tho... i call it bad representation and unscientific!

  39. DarkGamer55
    2 päeva tagasi


  40. Bill Johnson
    Bill Johnson
    2 päeva tagasi

    So...they are no longer singularities. Always thought that made no sense.

  41. O. K.
    O. K.
    2 päeva tagasi

    Really impressive!

  42. Yorkshire Tea Guardian
    Yorkshire Tea Guardian
    2 päeva tagasi

    TON 618 has a particularity not many talk about Black holes of more than 50 billion solar masses shouldn't have a disk around them yet TON 618 does This can only be explained by the combination of 2+ smaller black holes, supermassive ones

  43. Arvixy Btw
    Arvixy Btw
    2 päeva tagasi

    When u think u are big in agario

  44. Rickely Rick
    Rickely Rick
    2 päeva tagasi

    My daily dose of astronomy school😎

  45. Donny Jeep
    Donny Jeep
    2 päeva tagasi

    8:26 Messier 87 is very far away, but it looks like the same size of Sagittarius A*. They took the "photo" of Messier because being outside of our galaxy makes it easier to "see".

  46. Arnold Palmer
    Arnold Palmer
    2 päeva tagasi

    17 billion light years away? The universe is only 14 some billion years old.

  47. itsShadowNinja15
    2 päeva tagasi

    This is gonna be amazing to watch

  48. itsShadowNinja15
    2 päeva tagasi

    One minute in the video in l'm already like the animation style on this video and like how the video was created

  49. Nyshira Henderson
    Nyshira Henderson
    2 päeva tagasi

    Do a white dwarf size comparison

  50. TheLegendoric
    2 päeva tagasi

    Black Holes Aint so black.... A very old astronomer said this.

  51. Ishaan Biswas
    Ishaan Biswas
    2 päeva tagasi

    This is a horror video without ghosts.

    2 päeva tagasi

    imagine the universe itself is an infinitely tremendous immeasurably black BLACKBLACKBLACKBLACKBLACKBLACKBLACKBLACK

  53. JJ Z
    JJ Z
    2 päeva tagasi

    The soundtrack of this video is soooooooooo good. I love it!!

  54. Tangible.
    2 päeva tagasi

    Almost threw up watching this. Would highly suggest NOT going full volume in your headphones during the "final trip" 😌

  55. Kimo Telese
    Kimo Telese
    2 päeva tagasi

    I saw earth chilling other side 5:53

  56. Indonesia ball
    Indonesia ball
    2 päeva tagasi

    7:37 "pov : your about to die" lol

  57. Phillip White
    Phillip White
    2 päeva tagasi

    These people are ignoramus. they are also pantomath, to think they can define and characterise with precision anything and everything like in the grand scale of things newborn trying to be mummies daddies

  58. Gavin Goodrich
    Gavin Goodrich
    2 päeva tagasi

    Kinda expected ton 618 to be shaped like a duck.

  59. kinan assaf
    kinan assaf
    2 päeva tagasi

    الترجمة الى العربية سيئة جدا .. كما ان المترجم ادخل الدين بالحقائق العلمية ...

  60. Gary K
    Gary K
    2 päeva tagasi

    Wow my mind is boggled

  61. I Am Not Jasøn
    I Am Not Jasøn
    2 päeva tagasi

    And i thought the solar system was large enough...

  62. Jaybiks
    3 päeva tagasi

    How do you get all this information?

    1. Account that I'll use to comment
      Account that I'll use to comment
      2 päeva tagasi

      @grim reaper No, they research through thousands of academic studies, books, videos, forums and even talk with researchers. They made a whole video about it.

    2. Jaybiks
      2 päeva tagasi


    3. grim reaper
      grim reaper
      3 päeva tagasi

      They work with nasa

  63. Frank Heuvelman
    Frank Heuvelman
    3 päeva tagasi

    17 billion light years away?

  64. 𝕻𝖔𝖑𝖛𝖎𝖙𝖔
    3 päeva tagasi

    3:19 Do black holes actually cast shadows? 👀

  65. Kay
    3 päeva tagasi

    I'm assuming the sizes are the event horizon size, not actual size?

  66. Phronesis Philosophy Channel
    Phronesis Philosophy Channel
    3 päeva tagasi

    The largest black hole in the universe might be located in my brain when I am doing a math test.

  67. Natalia Loginova
    Natalia Loginova
    3 päeva tagasi

    You folks are doing amazing work! Certainly, making our world a better place!

  68. jimbones155
    3 päeva tagasi

    Eventually the whole universe will be believed to be a black hole, aside from the holes in these idiots who still believe in these nonsensical science fanatasies.

  69. Chretein Ortiz
    Chretein Ortiz
    3 päeva tagasi

    If rumours was a video

    1. grim reaper
      grim reaper
      3 päeva tagasi

      This video isn't a rumor

  70. James Williams
    James Williams
    3 päeva tagasi

    Is dark matter conceptual and not proven to exist?

  71. Kerry Mckenzie
    Kerry Mckenzie
    3 päeva tagasi

    I love your videos so much, I learn alot from them. Keep up the good work!

  72. Aditya Dwivedi
    Aditya Dwivedi
    4 päeva tagasi

    I have undying hope that one day humanity will find every single secret about blackholes to the point we start using it's concept for things we consider impossible today.Once we looked at space and sun like there isn't a single thing we understand and can do but look at us now.

  73. Weiyi Tang
    Weiyi Tang
    4 päeva tagasi

    How do you make these videos

  74. TANK Elvis
    TANK Elvis
    4 päeva tagasi

    Migraine allergies

  75. Buster
    4 päeva tagasi

    17 billion light years away?

  76. Grim Brooding
    Grim Brooding
    4 päeva tagasi

    Oh my, the political jokes I could make with this title. But I'll spare you all the headache sinces its EVERYWHERE we look. Hope you enjoy the true terror knowing this exists!

  77. Justin Du
    Justin Du
    4 päeva tagasi

    What would happen if you thorough 1000,10000000000 ultra massive black holes together?

  78. yatima2975
    4 päeva tagasi

    Good on you, being explicit about the Lies To Children (the necessary simplifications to not make the heads of children/EEpulse viewers/undergrads/graduates/experts in unrelated fields/etc explode). That theme actually might be worth a video...

  79. Mr. Raccoon
    Mr. Raccoon
    4 päeva tagasi

    So your telling something that is so small I can’t even is so heavy that I can’t carry it

  80. Lyirianna Trouffarld
    Lyirianna Trouffarld
    4 päeva tagasi

    Speed of light to TON 618: - Finally, a worthy opponent.

  81. Orhun Ersoy
    Orhun Ersoy
    4 päeva tagasi

    Holy shit.

  82. AnimalTuba
    4 päeva tagasi

    Why do i have a feeling that Kurtzgesagt is a Dutch word?

    1. AnimalTuba
      3 päeva tagasi

      @NotAWaffle thank you, i dont understand German....

    2. NotAWaffle
      3 päeva tagasi

      Kurtzgesagt is German; in a Nutshell is what it means

  83. Hunter Pedersen
    Hunter Pedersen
    4 päeva tagasi

    a black hole is just a tear in space that leads to the end of space and a white whole is the door way back in

    1. klapki-klapka
      3 päeva tagasi

      @Hunter Pedersen its not a theory its a guess

    2. Hunter Pedersen
      Hunter Pedersen
      4 päeva tagasi

      just a theory

    3. Hunter Pedersen
      Hunter Pedersen
      4 päeva tagasi

      btw it was just somethin that poped up in my head

  84. Ascension Vibe
    Ascension Vibe
    4 päeva tagasi

    How are we able to see sth that is 17 billion light years away if the universe itself only is 14 billion years old?

  85. loke alfabet
    loke alfabet
    4 päeva tagasi

    I heard some crap about if we scream at 1100db then we would create black hole bigger than galaxy or something, what does that mean?

  86. swapsaraf3
    4 päeva tagasi

    0:25 and how large will they grow

  87. The End
    The End
    4 päeva tagasi

    This is totally not true, the biggest black hole is the USA government

  88. Le Epic Animations
    Le Epic Animations
    4 päeva tagasi

    Oh my

  89. ORtiz
    4 päeva tagasi


  90. Shambhavi Sadawarte
    Shambhavi Sadawarte
    4 päeva tagasi

    I'm just wondering how do they possibly calculate their size, easpecially the time light will take to reach the singularity..

  91. Sh4ngr1L4
    4 päeva tagasi

    isn´t that untrue? isn´t the black hole always the same size, but the gravity and the event horizon is growing , as i did understand ???

  92. oblivexx
    4 päeva tagasi

    We really need to finish 100% discovery of earth.

  93. Nurul Lubis
    Nurul Lubis
    4 päeva tagasi

    Can tou create a video about nebula?

  94. Starfam
    5 päeva tagasi

    And black holes have really no perpose

    1. Blast King
      Blast King
      15 tundi tagasi

      therefore there's no god

    2. Starfam
      4 päeva tagasi

      @Account that I'll use to comment exactly

    3. Account that I'll use to comment
      Account that I'll use to comment
      4 päeva tagasi

      And if you think about it, stars, planets, rocks, life and everything really doesn't have a purpose.

  95. minas Jr
    minas Jr
    5 päeva tagasi

    Hearing that we can see how TON 618 looked like 10 billion years ago is disturbing me

  96. minas Jr
    minas Jr
    5 päeva tagasi

    Hearing that TON618 is 10 billion years ago is disturbing mr

  97. Abdullahi Bello
    Abdullahi Bello
    5 päeva tagasi

    Do a video about black dwarfs!

  98. BlueE11evenGuy
    5 päeva tagasi

    I luv how there is a choir in the background for the largest ones lel!

  99. Ahmad Danial Channel
    Ahmad Danial Channel
    5 päeva tagasi

    now i get what Muse Band was talked about in their lyrics..

  100. Alex Short
    Alex Short
    5 päeva tagasi

    I just wanna know whats inside the black hole...