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What Was The First Black Hole?

History of the Universe

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Researched and Written by Leila Battison
Narrated and Edited by David Kelly
Incredible thumbnail art by Ettore Mazza, the GOAT:

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Huge thanks to the IllustrisTNG collaboration for footage of their simulation.

Thanks to NASA and ESO for space footage.

Stock footage from Videoblocks and Artgrid.

Soundtrack from Silver Maple, Artlist and Epidemic Sound.

Image Credits:

Cygnus By T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA), CC BY 4.0,

Keiper Belt NASA/GSFC/Marc Kuchner and Christopher Stark

La Silla By ESO/José Francisco Salgado, CC BY 4.0,

Sedna Orbit By Tomruen Own work, CC BYSA 4.0,

Planet 9 nagualdesign; Tom Ruen, background taken from File:ESO Milky Way.jpg, CC BYSA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Milky way halo By ESO/L. Calçada, CC BY 4.0,

Virgo Cluster By Pablo Carlos Budassi Own work, CC BYSA 4.0,

M87 Galaxy By Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO, CC BY 4.0,

GURT By Serge Yerin (YeS) Own work, CC BY 4.0,

Large Milimeter Telescope By panza.rayada, CC BYSA 3.0,

Very Large Array By CGP Grey 20090824T141541 DSC_0013 4892860281, CC BY 2.0,

Event Horizon Telescopes By The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (2019). "First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole". The Astrophysical Journal 875 (1). DOI:10.3847/20418213/ab0ec7. ISSN 20418213. Figure 1, CC BY 3.0,

Event Horizon Infographic By ALMA, CC BY 4.0,

ton 618 By Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Apache Point Observatory, Astrophysical Research Consortium, CC BY 4.0,

Black Hole Eats Star Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (USRA/GESTAR)

Universe Simulation NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing

00:00 Introduction
06:14 The First Black Hole
15:13 Supermassive
26:11 Before Atoms
34:22 Finding The Needle

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