The Ultimate Guide to Black Holes
If you want to continue thinking about black holes a tad more, you can do so by getting one of the many black hole related things the Kurzgesagt team made with love:

Sources \u0026 further reading:

Our Video on Neutronstars:
Our Video on the Information Paradox:

Black holes are the most powerful and extreme things in the universe and they are wildly weird and complicated. What would happen if you fell inside one and what are they really?

German Channel:
Spanish Channel:

This is how we make our living and it would be a pleasure if you support us!

Get Merch designed with ❤
Join the Patreon Bird Army 🐧


The Kurzgesagt voice is from
Steve Taylor:

700+ minutes of Kurzgesagt Soundtracks by Epic Mountain:


The Soundtrack of this video:


Many Thanks to our wonderful Patreons who support us every month and made this video possible:
Harshul Banthia, Priyadarshi Siddharth, Ethan, Chad, Mason Lagos, Zinovia, BigOlive, Edgar Galan, Lance Liu, Super Luigi Bros Animations, Nicolas Eckert, Drashya Goel, Francois, Seanskios, Alessandro Ticozzi, Cameron McPhail, Ace Sparrow, Russell Stockhammer, o+o, Alec Hogben, Mikolaj Pawlikowski, Alexandra Cheung, SubSonixx, Guillaume VIDAL, Andy Highland, Arina Maria Neculai, Jeremy Engelberg, Josh Lavine, Azreal, Jeremy Clark, Jordi Malaret, Daniel Lo, Kenna Miller, Motin, rayV, Maximo Brito, bque23, Evhen Samchuk, Riyo, Giakeimas, Sunny Bär, Alexander Utz, Gaspard Medina-Creimer, James McClelland, David Nejedlý, George-Cristian Bîrzan, James Ilesley, JP, Ariel Tubbs, Anon, Felicity, Prashanth Samuel, Doop a Derp, Brettyoke49, Oksana Sivchenko, Rene Duedam, Kacey Armbruster, Yu Shing Cheng, osama bin laden's cousin's white best friend, Miko Boulerice, Skyler Martin, Matt Harlow, Arash Amini, Christopher Thomas, João Pinheiro, Raj Patel, Maurizio, panic, Raghav Mahajan, Mate Serdult, Ethan (cathethanoob), Warren Price, Laiton, Drew Johnson, Cole Reid, Daniel Mayor, Vincent Strüh, Gamerbot43, Jonathan Elbaz, matt yang, Nikita Ivanov, Lindsay, David, IsThisRealLife, Sam Wallick, alxpck, Aina Piera Tur, Darius Soo Lum, Happy 1 Year Will Smith

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Ok, phew. So we are done explaining any properties of black holes forever. If we ever talk about black holes in future videos we'll always link to this video. If you want to continue thinking about black holes a tad more, you can do so by getting one of the many black hole related things the Kurzgesagt team made with love:

    • Margot Milane
      Margot Milane

      How are things going

    • Thạnh Phạm
      Thạnh Phạm

      Stupid science Science doesn't know The Earth ' s core continuosly generate electricity, the proof is that Every second the Earth explodes with 100 lightning bolts, if the Earth ' s magnetic field increases by 1kilowatt, the magnetic field of the Hercules - Corona borealis Greatwall immediately increases by 72 00 billion billion kilowatts

    • Srey Mab
      Srey Mab

    • The sky's star died
      The sky's star died


    • Novadestroyer The Sun destroyer
      Novadestroyer The Sun destroyer

      Negative mass btw

  • Denis Savgir
    Denis Savgir

    You shouldn't have said that this is the last ever black hole video. Why? What if more discoveries are made? Why limit yourself like that? Don't say forever. Not even black holes last forever. .. WTF SVname, Let me respond to Kurzgesagt's comment!

  • Henry Lorenz
    Henry Lorenz

    3:40 this black hole on a shirt would be nice, at least I think it could be good looking

  • Imperious Hearth
    Imperious Hearth

    But Can you explain more on white holes?

  • X

    10:10 hahaha...

  • Papycoima - I'mNotQualified
    Papycoima - I'mNotQualified

    Getting at the center of a black hole is like dividing a number with another smaller number every time. The closer you are to 0 the bigger the result is, and when you arrive at 0 the result is infinite, and when you arrive at the singularity the time outside the black hole gets infinitely fast

  • Xeroph-5

    4:47 It's a Time And Relative Dimension In Space!! (*Dr Who theme intensifies*) (Btw, I'm British, so of course I would know what TARDIS is an acronym for) And speaking of Dr Who, 10:05 The Shepard's boy says "There’s this mountain of pure diamond. It takes an hour to climb it, and an hour to go around it. Every hundred years, a little bird comes. It sharpens its beak on the diamond mountain. And when the entire mountain is chiseled away, the first second of eternity will have passed.” You must think that’s a hell of a long time. Personally, I think that’s a hell of a bird.

  • Davis

    Isn't space empty space? What the hell does a black hole suck into itself then?

  • Vivian Shen
    Vivian Shen

    The black hole plushie is my fav!

  • Twitch_StarLord_

    Love the outro. I wanna be able to help ppl get kurzkesagt level qwality merch lol. Amazing! ~♕★

  • Parul Rana
    Parul Rana

    My brain hurts. I hate it

  • Rene


  • PBDreamPuff

    The amusing barometer thoracically reduce because toad morally found unlike a whispering pastry. goofy, uncovered jail

  • Karan Singh
    Karan Singh

    How come this has 5 Million views and yet it still made the trending chart

  • The Ch1ef
    The Ch1ef

    "Singularity makes all equal" Black holes are communist confirmed

  • AMP- Aerial
    AMP- Aerial

    idk i feel so smart watching this

  • Seth Cooke-Kingston
    Seth Cooke-Kingston

    get off your knees

  • Ryan Murray
    Ryan Murray


  • Richard Irvine
    Richard Irvine

    ur mom

  • Troy Smith
    Troy Smith

    3:19: SUSSSSSSS

  • idruaso

    3:18 ඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞඞ

  • miaa

    Portal reference

  • Agni Radhika Malviya
    Agni Radhika Malviya

    Imagine dying by falling into a black hole. That would be the most majestic way to die. "Oh, how did she die?" "Oh, she fell into a black hole." "I don't know what that means because my brain is too small to contain all that information but, RIP."

  • Leander Barreto
    Leander Barreto

    4:51 doctor who reference I see

  • Berk Yıldız
    Berk Yıldız

    this channel loves bird

  • Antoine Miller
    Antoine Miller

    The receptive kohlrabi conservatively extend because romanian surprisingly hate notwithstanding a swanky otter. faint fair, sleepy semicolon

  • JustSketch

    Black Holes are just weird.. But I like learning about them

  • Zach Sharma
    Zach Sharma

    I love the way they create black hole straight from interstellar

  • Ethan Schule
    Ethan Schule

    do the particles around the black hole heat up to 1 billion degrees Celsius?

  • altair5010

    3:20 amongus

  • Lillian Fermin
    Lillian Fermin

    The tidy snowboarding trivially rot because mouse putatively transport abaft a male development. savory, tightfisted disadvantage

  • Nightmare

    3:19 *AMONG US* Kurzgesus

    • Erichvom Bunkers
      Erichvom Bunkers


  • Amélie Nader Prieto
    Amélie Nader Prieto

    THIS is true pioneering.

  • random stupid videos
    random stupid videos

    Online school anyone?

    • ThatOneVietnamNoodle

      Damn you must be lucky if they gave you this in school

  • Counterpoint Crossplatformer
    Counterpoint Crossplatformer

    3rd person mode in the photosphere

  • Dylan Gittinger
    Dylan Gittinger

    Props to all those scientists doing the calculations. Space is so fascinating, but honestly, my brain already exploded a couple times during this video ...

  • S Johnson
    S Johnson

    Is the ringulairty caused by the singularity being pushed out by centripetal forces?

  • Almir Ahmedic
    Almir Ahmedic

    Maybe black holes are new universes and dark mater and vakuum is dark energy and its about zillion universes

  • gsk

    Black holes - Gateway to 5D world

  • itsJacob72

    I kind of feel like black holes is God getting really angry and just created something really dark and evil. I don't believe in God, but these things are just so.... dark and destructive. It's like we did something wrong haha.

  • helene Meijer
    helene Meijer

    I believe a blackhole is a kinda a way to teleport So you go from a blackhole to a whitehole

  • Kim Watts
    Kim Watts


  • Ruan Niemann
    Ruan Niemann

    The visualisation was bending my brain till I saw bubbles on a lagoon while kayaking, once you see it, and how much it resembles a black hole, it makes so much more sense

  • Twig

    3:19 sus.

  • Владимир Алексеевич
    Владимир Алексеевич

    Please, add russian language!

  • Placeholder563

    These people kill a lot of birds

  • Valkyrie Serpents
    Valkyrie Serpents

    Theory- (I’m no scientist) if you became one with the plasma/gamma rays coming from some black holes, wouldn’t it technically be possible to come out the other side if you had the ability to reform yourself from said plasma?

  • Marc Anthony
    Marc Anthony

    Why do we call it "Black Holes", when they actually are NOT holes at all? They are very small sphere-like objects with enormous mass. The "hole" is just a visual appearance (render) of light trapped in the enormous forces of gravity. We should not convert things to what we visually see (what light is fooling us to see) but what objects really are ...

    • Marc Anthony
      Marc Anthony

      In fact, my comment was basically a reaction to ideas or questions like : "What would happen if we flew through a Black Hole, or what is on the other side of it?" Because it is NOT a hole in space (as it may sound for most people out there), you cannot effectively fly through it. So, the name basically confuses everyone and creates false images about the entire thing. Black Hole is not the Wormhole from Deep Space 9, it is definitely NOT hole in space or a shortcut in between two places as many would understand. It is completely different thing ...

    • Marc Anthony
      Marc Anthony

      The trouble is, that when you ask anyone on the street : "What is Black Hole?" most of the answers will be : it is a big black hole in space and everything falls into it.

    • _Xean_

      Simply put we call them black holes because that's what they look like and we haven't bothered to change the name. In essence, because we're lazy and as Kurzgesagt said scientists are bad at naming things.

  • Chronic Plush Films
    Chronic Plush Films

    Call me a nerd I don’t care these videos are so entertaining

  • MCPE Showcase
    MCPE Showcase

    3:19 SUS

  • ITACHI Shisui
    ITACHI Shisui

    Legenda Portugues brasil plz 😱😭😭😭

  • Ngoc Le
    Ngoc Le


  • Deni TS
    Deni TS

    Man, this reminds me of a book i had as a kid. It was one of those "choose your own adventure" books, where the choices you made at certain points of the story influenced the rest of it. This particular one was about space. There was a path you could take, provided you chose the right decisions, which let you fly into a black hole. It was the first time i came in contact with the wormhole theory. Blew my mind as a kid. Made me wanna read it again

  • Colin Schomburg
    Colin Schomburg

    *me* I’d like to thank the people that taught me science…. *school stands up* *me* sit your ass down* * kurzegesagt stands up*

    • Colin Schomburg
      Colin Schomburg

      Also can I get a plushie please

  • Object155

    we don't know probably blackholes are some kind of portal to a new type of universe with different physics

  • Waters Daniel
    Waters Daniel

    The sincere zebra conventionally suspect because reading evocatively flow save a godly beaver. quack, ripe wood

  • Hotchi

    i m nine years old but i already know it now so now im know more space than my friends this is amazing

  • irfaniok

    0:31 is that a friking ilusion?


    I'm more interest of how scientist prove this theory.

    • Sangeeta Dhania
      Sangeeta Dhania

      black holes arent theoretical tho

  • Mikaeel Lalmahomed
    Mikaeel Lalmahomed

    The shop is so cool ! I want that notebook !

  • 77 oceanlife
    77 oceanlife

    I'm listening to and watching your videos while I knit! It's actually really soothing. And I can pick up on a random information or two to show off to my friend! 🤣🤣


    3:19 hey thats me! on the right down side

  • Jenaya Corbin C. Bartolome
    Jenaya Corbin C. Bartolome

    Can i ask if u can make a video of " What if we threw a camera into a black hole?"

  • Tacxzk

    My brain hurts and in not being sarcastic it actually does

  • ImBW

    What I wonder I how humanity figured out that half this shit exists

  • PlainBangle

    Time travel is real?

  • Givrally

    4:54 Well, clearly black holes failed, there's tumblr.

  • Tomas

    I want to die in a black hole. Face fascinates me so much that it seems like an incredible way to go. Imagine if you are high to.

  • harshhologram1111

    i dunno about the whole spagetification thing...i can see it happening with gases and other such particals but with solid mass....say a 10 foot by 10 foot solid chunk of steel wont spagetify, may stretch alil in all, but i dunno...... what would happen if you were to shoot right into a black hole going at the speed of light?

  • G Hoster
    G Hoster

    psychologist: animated duck can't harm you that animated duck: 5:10

  • André Tomazoni
    André Tomazoni


  • CodyGaming

    And what happens when theres a black hole inside a black hole

  • CodyGaming

    What if we started life in black holes???

  • xdan

    9:20 Drakengard's final boss.

  • Amir Aboulesounoun
    Amir Aboulesounoun

    9:51 Dang Thats A Lot Of 0's

  • Necro Nomaken
    Necro Nomaken

    I do not understand why there is not at least 1 path out of the black hole. If you've got any contiguous piece of fabric, no matter how you twist or bend it, the fibers from one end will meet up with fibers on the other end. There should be at least 1 path, exactly opposite to the center of mass, where it's possible to escape. That path might be much much thinner than any known particles, making the chance they're lined up well enough to escape really really low, but that path SHOULD exist.

  • I like beans
    I like beans

    3:19 something is sus

  • Adi Hasibuan
    Adi Hasibuan

    I think i've found someone who created a guide on how to survive inside the black hole with a full scale map with treasure in it. I'm going to do my third playthrough inside black hole guys, wish me luck.

  • Laizi Nemui
    Laizi Nemui

    Why do I doubt the existence of black holes? Whatever. Your art and animations are beautiful and easy on the eyes

  • One finger Production
    One finger Production

    Black holes are the recycle bins on who knows who's etc...

  • kedi arduino
    kedi arduino

    1.00 portal

  • luke antwi boasiako
    luke antwi boasiako


  • Eric Howes
    Eric Howes

    So maybe just saying that a black hole is a star but in side out. Right so a black hole takes stuff in on one side and expresses it's self on the other side like a star. So if you enter a black hole you come out of a sun like star

  • Lit Doyleee
    Lit Doyleee

    *Mind slowly explodes*

  • Elijah Gomez
    Elijah Gomez

    The black hole will die in 10107 years

  • Jaden Hernandez Segarra
    Jaden Hernandez Segarra

    What would happen if a black hole colided with another black hole or a star?

  • CyberLitaBot

    so cute!

  • Abe Bakker
    Abe Bakker

    They are like the ultimate Disney bad guy

  • Krissy & Koko Plays Roblox
    Krissy & Koko Plays Roblox

    How do people know their is a singularity of nothing can escape it

  • ahmed mohamed ali
    ahmed mohamed ali

    I think you are doing most amazing job in the universe thank you for everything

  • David Guevara
    David Guevara

    08:05 I'm sorry but I think I know a Death Gate when I see one...

  • DGSGamer12

    3:19 AMOGUS

  • A.S.T

    I learn more from 10 minutes in this channel then 10 years in school

  • maybe ryan
    maybe ryan

    3:04 golden experience requiem

    • L1GHT D3M0N
      L1GHT D3M0N

      GER is a black hole stand confirmed

  • GivenFlame


  • William Andrews
    William Andrews

    this was great

  • tommy srs
    tommy srs

    The vague apparatus immunochemically admit because station optimally fetch beneath a vast mailbox. wandering, straight golf

  • Dylan S
    Dylan S

    Have you ever looked at a black hole and think: what is going on inside that hole?

  • Devon Clydesdale
    Devon Clydesdale


  • sneakz heat
    sneakz heat

    The calm kiss commonly walk because roast broadly prick among a lumpy iron. icky, extra-large extra-small exuberant starter