Monster of The Milky Way

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“Space, itself, is falling inside the black hole. It’s rather like a river falling over a waterfall. It’s like that, except it’s space, itself, that’s falling over the cliff. There’s a place where the space starts moving faster than light, so, the light is just trying to get out. It’s rather like a kayaker, trying to make their way upstream, on a river that’s going too fast. They get dragged down to the center of the black hole.” – Andrew Hamilton

Astronomers are closing in on the proof they’ve sought for years that one of the most destructive objects in the universe—a supermassive 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.

Monster of The Milky Way, 8.6 out of 10 based on 8 ratings

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  • PETTE

    very good video and website.

  • fuckgreece

    where the hell is the video

    • Johnny

      It got sucked into a blackhole?

      If you are looking for scientific content then you aren’t missing anything anyways, lots of ‘simulations’ and ‘computer generated graphics’ about mathematical jibberish.

      Pure entertainment, but if that’s what you are after then motionempire has it hosted, but only from a VeeHD source which some people have trouble with(works fine for me personally though).

      “Astronomers are closing in on the proof they’ve sought for[50+] years.”

      Still not close enough to be real science. Cool graphics though, especially the ‘artistic rendering’ used as the title image.

    • Johnny

      It got sucked into a blackhole?

      If you are looking for scientific content then you aren’t missing anything anyways, lots of ‘simulations’ and ‘computer generated graphics’ about mathematical jibberish.

      Pure entertainment, but if that’s what you are after then motionempire has it hosted, but only from a VeeHD source which some people have trouble with(works fine for me personally though).

      “Astronomers are closing in on the proof they’ve sought for[50+] years.”

      Still not close enough to be real science. Cool graphics though, especially the ‘artistic rendering’ used as the title image.

      • Ben

        Do you think you could point me in the direction of some documentaries that use proven science as their foundation? I have seen to many highly theoretical documentaries that border on science fiction. I just want to see where the world is up to in physics, not where they hope to be somewhere way down the track.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V7XSXL4Z72UCSGAIBQCGJX6KU4 Nathan

    This was an excellent documentary.  Very informative and entertaining (with appearances by Neil de Grasse Tyson and other leading scientists in the field).

    Too bad they took it down.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V7XSXL4Z72UCSGAIBQCGJX6KU4 Nathan

    This was an excellent documentary.  Very informative and entertaining (with appearances by Neil de Grasse Tyson and other leading scientists in the field).

    Too bad they took it down.

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