Into the Belly of the Gravitational Beast

Today on Discovery Enterprise we are presenting a double video feature where we will embark on a voyage that will take us into the belly of a gravitational beast – The Supermassive Blackhole.

Supermassive Blackholes

A supermassive black hole is a black hole with a mass in the range of hundreds of thousands to tens of billions of solar masses. It is currently thought that most, if not all galaxies, including the Milky Way, contain a supermassive black hole at their galactic center. Could the existence of these celestial monstrosities explain the creation of the very galaxies in which they lurk?

Monster of the Milky Way

Astronomers are closing in on the proof they’ve sought for years that one of the most destructive objects in the universe – a super massive black hole – lurks at the center of our own galaxy. Could it flare up and consume our entire galactic neighborhood?
NOVA takes us on a mind-bending investigation into one of the most bizarre corners of cosmological science: black hole research. From event horizon to singularity, the elusive secrets of supermassive black holes are revealed through stunning computer-generated imagery, including an extraordinary simulation of what it might look like to fall into the belly of such an all-devouring beast.


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