Experience our Milky Way galaxy in a whole new way with this dramatic fly-through video that begins on Planet Earth and then travels to the Hawaiian islands, through cosmic clouds, arriving at the heart of the galaxy where the Sgr A* black hole lies, 25,000 light years away. This video was created to allow viewers to experience our galaxy and the incredible black hole image captured by the Event Horizon Telescope.
The animation is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, German, and Cantonese. Subtitles are also available in these languages plus French, Italian, Greek, Dutch, and Portuguese.
This video was produced in partnership with Moronga Films, Parity Flux Music, the Event Horizon Telescope, and the National Science Foundation.
There are a lot of questions about the work behind observing and imaging black holes. Listen to members of the Event Horizon Telescope answer the most common questions about black hole characteristics, radio telescopes, and the immense amounts of data needed for imaging black holes on the BH PIRE Science Channel on YouTube.