Astronomers are closing in on the evidence that has sought for years that one of the most destructive objects in the universe – a supermassive black hole – is lurking in the center of our galaxy. Could explode and consume our galactic neighborhood?
NOVA brings us to an amazing investigation into one of the most bizarre corners of cosmological science: black hole research.
From horizon to the singularity of events, secrets hard to a supermassive black hole is revealed through stunning computer generated images, including a simulation extraordinary it might seem to fall into the belly of the beast that devours everything.
The space itself is falling inside the black hole. It’s more like a river falling over a waterfall. It’s like, except it is space itself that is falling off the cliff. There is a place where space begins to move faster than light, so light is trying to get out. It’s like a kayaker, trying to make their way upstream in a river that is too fast. They were dragged to the center of the black hole.