- A black hole in the Milky Way Duration: 05:07
- General relativity predicts black holes Duration: 03:40
- How black holes form Duration: 03:11
- Jumping into a black hole Duration: 04:45
- Problems with general relativity Duration: 04:29
- Horizon: 2009-2010 - Who's Afraid of a Big Black Hole? Duration: 01:47
Black holes are nearly impossible to understand or research. However, they could answer many of the universe's biggest questions.
Very little is known about them, but many scientists choose to study black holes. One believes he's seen one form and develop.
Einstein's theory has not only predicted the existence of black holes, but also what it would be like to travel into one.
Some theorists have found a problem with Einstein's theory, making the understanding of a black hole even more peculiar.
A professor spent 10 years developing an infrared telescope that allowed him to see a black hole 25,000 light years away.
These types of black hole are so powerful they may actually affect the galaxy in which they are situated.
The study of all physical reality at a minute level is applied to try and understand black holes further. This breaks down however when gravity is introduced into the equation.
The object found at the heart of a black hole appears to be the very object that started the Big Bang, although scientists are still no closer to understanding either.
Dr Shep Doeleman has hooked up radio telescopes from across America to try and photograph a shadow cast by a black hole; something no one has ever done before.
Will scientists ever be able to produce a complete theory of everything? And if so, how will it come about?
- Stephen Cooter
- Stephen Cooter
- Executive Producer
- Andrew Cohen