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For the past 23 years Andrea Ghez, professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, has been collecting data on stars that orbit black holes. She found that their motion provided an opportunity to test the fundamental laws of physics. “We asked how gravity behaves near a supermassive black hole and whether Einstein’s theory is telling us the full story. ”Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity holds that what we perceive as the force of gravity arises from the curvature of space and time. “In Newton’s version of gravity, space and time are separate, and do not co-mingle; under Einstein, they get completely co-mingled near a black hole,” she said. Ghez's research is the most detailed study ever conducted into the supermassive black hole and Einstein’s theory of general relativity. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase #NationalGeographic #AndreaGhez #ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more in "Extreme black hole vindicates Einstein (again)" https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/supermassive-black-hole-vindicates-einstein-again-sagittarius-a-star/ Follow Talking Eyes Media: https://talkingeyesmedia.org/ About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Andrea Ghez’s Black Hole Research Confirms Einstein’s Theory of Relativity | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/6B3P7o8QMz8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (6 months ago)
When a star has a close encounter with a supermassive black hole, it gives astronomers a chance to put Einstein to the test. What intrigues you the most about Andrea Ghez's research?
Steffins (2 months ago)
What is most intriguing is every piece of information she adds to the topic helps us progress towards our ultimate goal of space travel.
captain kirk (3 months ago)
Sure it does, in your imagination.
simpsons Bart (3 months ago)
ST AnDrew loves the name,
itchy AIDS (5 months ago)
She's done it for 20+ years and only tells us about women struggles, with no mention of breakthrough or confirmation of anything. Very self-serving video that shows no accomplishments other than fooling someone into paying her for looking through telescopes all these years. It's fitting she showed us her telescopes at 'Keck' observatory.
Romuald Mari Calingo (5 months ago)
I've been watching some sort of this kind of videos lately and I have some thoughts playing in mind. This is my thought, what if the universe is like a computer harddrive? Where all other galaxies are the state of our own galaxy today. Or simply like a chunks of memories. And another one, it can also be like a human brain. When we are remembering some events in our life, we are in present and we are not actually there. Just like, when humans is looking in a space telescope, we can see other galaxies but we are not actually there. Then I think about this blackholes is like a link to actually get there. Crazy right? Hahaha.
maaz faridi (21 days ago)
Was more about that lady and less about blackholes
Eric of America (28 days ago)
I think that a black hole could be a huge planet made up of only water. An ocean planet. Light gets distorted when passing around it which gives it the illusion of a vortex. Galaxies may orbit it like galaxies orbit a sun..
Akshat dj (29 days ago)
Einstein:time is an illusion
David Johnson (1 month ago)
there is no proof, solid proof that a black hole exists.... it is all theory
Enter the Bragn’ (1 month ago)
Nonsense. Research plasmoids.
Gregg McKenzie (1 month ago)
This sure ain't Astrophysics 101! I feel patronised.
R. DaNell (2 months ago)
Space... the final frontier.
Glain Gomes (3 months ago)
Can anyone tell me what is the name of the background music? that would be very much appreciated thanks.
Claudio Orlanducci (3 months ago)
Name of the soundtrack at 0:01?
Murad bendeliyev (4 months ago)
I think that's an real fact (*black hole*)
Awesome ButtFaceTV (4 months ago)
LRFDev016 LRFDev016 (4 months ago)
I love black holes there so pretty
Mel Gplus (4 months ago)
Dr. Tuan Do: "Generavity"
Spirit Winds (4 months ago)
*Yt~"Einstein said there are no Black Holes"* (His 1939 paper)
Nostalgic Mike (4 months ago)
so whats did we learn from this video?? lol 4 minutes to say that black holes also affect the stars arond them... SMH!
gothmedli (4 months ago)
all of our science is based on theories..so one thing can prove all our science false.
R D (4 months ago)
We're here to talk about black hole not you
Kenneth James (5 months ago)
I guarantee no one ever said those Your a girl you cant quotes to her
Huong Nguyen (5 months ago)
Do you guy know that if you guy went to the black hole and never come back and it can be death
최유로 (5 months ago)
I can't believe that a genius scientist has come up with such a theory as to change the history of science. What's more surprising is the content of his theory. I can't imagine what's in Einstein's head.
MJ (5 months ago)
I use to have dreams about a black hole 🕳 coming on the earth 🌎 sucking everyone up.. this was before I even had heard of anything like this.. then another dream about the ground caving in.. they were this big house 🏠 we all was in it and I looked out the window to see the ground crumbling beneath us! Then they was this ship like a space ship 🚀 that we get in if we want to live.. uhhhh yeah pretty messed up lol.. idk 😐 why but I use to have this dream constantly.. that was about 22 years ago
RAMMSTONE (5 months ago)
The black hole at the centre of our galaxy must have a use by date on it. Ka boom Milky Way. I'm only joking. I'm sure you will survive. 👽👽
Team KING OMRY K/O (5 months ago)
This is Sagittarius a
Anupam Balawan (5 months ago)
I think it's not the narrator's biography. The topic is about black holes and her research. In fact much of the content of this video is about her biography in other words her achievements and interests. Non sense video.
ArtistKeithLutz Painting (5 months ago)
gravity does not exist, that is why we are not advancing on our surface.
Jharm Lee (5 months ago)
What if you go inside the black hole what will happen? Some may say you will die but in my imagination i think there is something inside of it, i think it is a portal to go somewhere?
ARoop Creations (5 months ago)
It is.a wormhole
M D (5 months ago)
“I think I developed a passion for proving people wrong.” Wow I needed that
light study (5 months ago)
Anders Hanson (5 months ago)
I really hope she has more to say than what was shown in this short film... After 20+ years I'd think you'd have more information to share.
VICKY VENGURLEKAR (5 months ago)
Black holes really exist or it's just a perception?
kitty mcpaws (4 months ago)
it exists, but how we see or understand it is just our perception that is far from the truth
retro letro (5 months ago)
i am scared and these people are not what
sanjuansteve (5 months ago)
Do most physicists agree that black holes are super dense spheres of mass (not unlike neutron stars, red dwarfs, etc) that have become dense and massive enough that their event horizon diameter exceeds the sphere’s diameter, going black (and that the sphere remains)?
UNCHAINED SHAMAN (6 months ago)
We are the sum total of it all. The entire cosmos. Each and every one of us has forgotten how lucky we are and it doesn't matter why. Event horizons within your own mind. The micro reflection of the macro. ❤🌍❤
Anthony Collins (6 months ago)
4:00 mins in she says, "like our sun the center of the galaxy"....
Anthony Collins (5 months ago)
@T Bounds she is a social puppet that is taught to regurgitate information of which is absurdly yet professionally manipulated to fit the erroneously determined Jesuit script required to jumpstart the last assault on Jehoavsh's image inside of use!
Mr.Stonerman 420 (5 months ago)
Imposter scientist all the way from cal tech lmao 😂
T Bounds (5 months ago)
she either meant to say solar system or she's an imposter scientist who made up her resume
Real O6 (6 months ago)
I mean 2200 I’m so sure we gone travel in time 🧭...
Santiago Azarcon (6 months ago)
Is blackhole really existing?
CutTheKnot (6 months ago)
thursdays only
Zvijer 29 (6 months ago)
Uummmm. Wasn't realitivity proven in the 70s by flying atomic clocks around the earth?
Hussain Alaithan (6 months ago)
It's as if they don't feel secure about this particular theory
Marxistsurfer (6 months ago)
When I see people in public that give no sh*ts about their appearance, I instantly assume they’re a scientist.
Raquelita Hinkerstoodle (6 months ago)
What if it's a galactic plasmoid that charges up to a threshold, fed from plasma filaments from the greater universe, then after reaching threshold, releases a massive electrical charge - exhibiting what we see as a controlled, tight line of electromagnetic energy being dispersed much farther than what should theoretically be dispersed into a vacuum. What if this plasmoid is the reason behind the cyclical fluctuation of OUR sun, that is fed by birkeland currents stringing the galexy, galactic stars, and solar planets, causing fluctuations in our jetstreams and auroraborealis. Resulting in the recent and historical weather changes for specific latitudes. This "black hole" IS a THEORY.
Raquelita Hinkerstoodle (6 months ago)
Shahzad Aslam (6 months ago)
I'm in love with this black hole lady infact super massive black hole lady and her S2 star
Shahzad Aslam (6 months ago)
@ocelot. Yes correct same here
ocelot. (6 months ago)
im in love with her black hole
Questing (6 months ago)
In a nut shell. Einsteins theory of relativity is a coordinate system, which successfully accounts for when objects point coincide and interact in space. The theory of spacetime curvature prescribes a small deviation from previous theories, of Newtons laws of motion and gravity. But all you need to do to modify Newtons laws of motion to achieve the same results of spacetime theory, is recognise a property of the world that is well termed "force dilation". Force dilation is empirically observable, definable, measureable. Force dilation which is entirely equivalent to effect of time dilation. Time dilation and force dilation are two sides of a same observation. Please consider the following......... A modulated rate of a force driven system, represents a modulated value of that systems internal forces. This is empirical fact. Furthermore, Time dilation effect is defined by "modulated rates of clocks", clocks which are force driven systems. Force dilation effect corresponds to time dilation effect. Modulate forces, and the points at which objects point coincide in space are modified. For the same reason that a ball thrown harder arrives at the other side of the yard quicker. Force dilation. But of course I say this knowing I speak to my self. I say with no disrespect, but you are so confused that you cant even recognize a simple empirical verifiable truth when you see and hear it. these are the facts
Pita Gyro (6 months ago)
That poor women☹️ but if she listened to these dumb people she wouldn't be able to do something like that amazing!
Gihan Panditha (6 months ago)
B G (6 months ago)
I seem to have missed the test and the confirmation was anything proven or is it still just a theory
Nidhi Shah (6 months ago)
She really loves her work. She's living her passion. Respect!
MANU RANI GUPTA (6 months ago)
Stinrg theory is best
CutTheKnot (6 months ago)
More like silly-string theory. Scissor theory has it beat.
Renaissance Tides (6 months ago)
I have a million dollar question for you. How do we know that the black hole is actually a hole?
Itube Collection (5 months ago)
@Renaissance Tides it's a actually a gravity point that's so dens and strong that it looks like a hole...the matter could be 4-5 sun masses up to countles sun masses pressed in one small spot..they know alot about black holes but still it's a big mysterie cause the laws of nature fall apart in there...
Renaissance Tides (6 months ago)
@Itube Collection out of curiosity, do u have any idea whether or not they have attempted to somehow measure the depth of a black hole or is it always looked at and regarded as a kind of 2-D structure?
CutTheKnot (6 months ago)
it's more like a Doh-Not even attempt to get close. Not so much a hole. Get it?
ocelot. (6 months ago)
its not actually a hole its just simplified for simpletons like you
Itube Collection (6 months ago)
They name it like that but no one said it's a hole
anurag Vats (6 months ago)
einstien is a froud scientist
Orange67 (6 months ago)
I think black hole exist to transfer a specific galaxy to another universe For an example we were once a sperm cells and then we pop and we go into a stomach and then we pop out to another hole but this time we’re a physical form For galaxy I think it a life cycle for them but they are in a whole different realm and dimensions it impossible to communicate with them and understand their life
Vinay G (6 months ago)
In that case...our galaxy has many black holes.... Not every hole in human body is entrance for making a life
Supreme King (6 months ago)
Ranjit Keluskar (6 months ago)
An idea about the black hole needs to be revised. Actually, it is a cryogenic dense mass below zero Kelvin made up of anti-matter formed by the split at the beginning ,forming galaxies at the periphery and the black holes in the middle. We can not observe the black hole because objects at cryogenic temperature do not radiate and not from singularity or supergravity.
rick9021090210 (6 months ago)
Black holes are boring... I want to know what exactly gravity is... cheers!
CutTheKnot (6 months ago)
gravity is ENTROPY
Wisnu Divayana (6 months ago)
LoL. Black hole is more intresting becouse inside it its still mystery. Gravity is on other hand can be proven
M J (6 months ago)
What if we pointed a real strong laser into a blackhole?
Cris006 (6 months ago)
so if a Black Hole is the nature's proof that there are stronger forces to overcome the light itself (aka speed of light), WHY are we limiting ourselves to believe there is nothing grater or faster than the speed of light just because Einstein found a formula that can be applcable in most cases. MOST cases. Even in the video they say "we do not have the physics to understand what a black hole is". What about leaving a door open to other newgen formulas, and not close them just because of some big old physician names, as they did in the past for Nikolae Tesla... just saying' ...
Sangeeta Grg (5 months ago)
When I think about universe, I feel less important of existing life.
025 - Pikachu the Electric mouse Pokémon (5 months ago)
You shouldn't feel less important. We are important to each other on this planet and next ones.
Kola Siva (6 months ago)
Nat geo keeps this kind of useful videos for 4to 5min who wants to this kinda videos more
Brandon S (6 months ago)
How about we just talk about the black hole and save the biography for your Linked In page?
Omar Barrios (6 months ago)
Gravity: throw something up it comes back down... I think up is "out" down is "in" 🤔 Idk
Marciel Luta (6 months ago)
The black hole from the center of our galaxy are like the human heart, without this black hole , our galaxy wouldn't not exsisted most people thought it are a evil thing , but it are the creator from our entire galaxy, and who know may be it are some natural star gate between our dimension, to another dimension ,sfmy spelling !
nupur rao (6 months ago)
Too much of science for me😑
NubianTrini Mix (6 months ago)
Hahahahahaaaaa you don't understand, but the one that created them does LOL, puny humans.
Opinionated Azzhole (6 months ago)
HUMANITY such gullible SHEEPLES.
Lukeuntld072 V (6 months ago)
Ive seen ur moms black hole
Steve Stelly (6 months ago)
Ghez has been working on this for a long time. Respect .
National Geographic (6 months ago)
We admire her passion and dedication to her work!
vincie0007 (6 months ago)
If there is soul, can it escape black holes?
Holtzapple Dalton (6 months ago)
I would love to look though one of thise telescopes
bobolinkr (6 months ago)
Fun fact: Einstein has been proven wrong many many years ago, and even more so as the evidence continually piles up; and yet, most people are still duped by this nonsense
SineEyed 2020 (6 months ago)
Show me these piles of evidence please..
Tom Space (6 months ago)
Search YouTube for "The Elements in Six Dimensions"
knm11 (6 months ago)
what is the music starting at 2:50 please?
harshit ranjan (6 months ago)
Some prodigal sun came out of Sagittarius A* after spending around 4 million years in it..tell me if i am wrong.:)
m praveen (6 months ago)
How the black hole is formed
CutTheKnot (6 months ago)
Take Black and insert a void roughly in the center. You are welcome grasshopper.
D Saha (6 months ago)
Nature is playing with us by showing some of its mysteris.but d fact is countless number of mysteries r there to reveal nd d hyman become happy one or two of them😁😁
David Tercero (6 months ago)
Marco DaVincí (6 months ago)
Black hole is the vagina's here on Earth. As above so below
Ringan Majumdar (6 months ago)
"I think this I developed a passion for proving people wrong. "
Michael Brantley (6 months ago)
The universe is weird. Time is the same thing as space, mass is the same thing as energy, and particles can be waves and vice versa
KayleyRaeMusic (6 months ago)
Michael Brantley Couldn’t agree with you more. We are made of what stars are made of. Space..where everything is everything.
forrest Shirley (6 months ago)
Everything has a center of mass if you spin it,
Electric Universe Eyes (6 months ago)
“We don’t have the physics to describe what a black hole is.” You don’t say? 😂
SineEyed 2020 (6 months ago)
@Electric Universe Eyes EU proponents have _zero_ room to talk. So, you know... zip it.
Electric Universe Eyes (6 months ago)
At the end, she doesn’t know “how this really works” but the title says “confirms” ...
Sad but It's true (6 months ago)
1:54 Religions' Motto.
Justin Perea (6 months ago)
She gave a talk here at Wesleyan University. She was awesome.
National Geographic (6 months ago)
We love that you got to see her in person!
oldi184 (6 months ago)
Einstein rejected the idea of black holes. Read his original papers.
RobertsMrtn (6 months ago)
Well said. In fact it is quite easy to prove that they can not exist using the equivalence principle.
vijay singh sanju (6 months ago)
Is it just me or someone else remembered Sheldon Cooper with Caltech 😅😅
A Star Light (6 months ago)
I remembered Wolowitz haha
Telo gantong (6 months ago)
that is not black hole but black stone
Harvind yadav (6 months ago)
3:20 extreme right an indian, proof in his wrist
Yoda Padawan (6 months ago)
If black holes have been around for 14 billion years and not even light can escape their gravitation then why do we still see galaxies? Why the matter in each galaxy with a black hole has not collapsed inside the hole?
Akshay (6 months ago)
Black hole me bhi ram mandir banayenge!! Jai Shri ram🚩
shubham kumar (6 months ago)
Ajibola Daniel (6 months ago)
Einstein's Theory of General Relativity which is more than a hundred years old has passed all of its experimental tests so far. It is a successful theory and so is Quantum Mechanics. Yet these two theories seem to contradict each other.Which of them is incomplete?
Sanket Patil (6 months ago)
I have read many articles,etc relating black hole... But the whole think I knew till now is ... "Nothing can escape it, not even light"....
16 Bit Gaming (6 months ago)
Too much "Blackhole" words in this Video
Sid Sharma (6 months ago)
Can anyone name the music track in the video?
Pawer Lokesh (6 months ago)
Make in Telugu language
Frank Castelo (6 months ago)
What an unkept woman.
Seema Dixit (6 months ago)
Black hole cause time to stop micing as einstein say time relative it is true😀😃😃😀
Seema Dixit (5 months ago)
Black hole cause time to moving as einstein say time relative it is true😀😃😃😀 by theory of relativity gravity is more slow is time there
Fred Flintstone (6 months ago)
Einstein was an idiot and so are you... Time is constant if you have a constant awareness around you.. and is only measured by revolution around the sun and the earth around its own axis. Pleasure in being deceived it's more entertaining!!
Ryan affect (6 months ago)
Constant awareness around you? Huh??
Gonzalo Sanchez (6 months ago)
Maybe secureteam 10:fell in since he dint post 😂😂😂
ajit thakali (6 months ago)
black hole is source of gravity it is what it is pure gravity ...sth pure and discrete is what its definition is...it can't be summoned in other formula...because it is just gravity...like a drop of oil in water
Proverbs (6 months ago)
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬
jigar talaviya (6 months ago)
Wish he had stopped there though. But then he had to go ahead and create dumasses like u.