First Image of a Black Hole!

Have scholars ever wondered what a black hole looks like? See the first image of a massive black hole and learn about what a black hole is, how it forms, and how telescopes took images from around the world. The video then relates the size of the black hole to the sun, solar system, and the Milky Way's black hole. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement discussion of black holes and Theory of General Relativity
  • Show as a hook to gain student interest in space exploration
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses higher-level vocabulary
Pros

  • Fascinating video of a never-before-seen image
  • Narrator does a good job of describing what viewers see
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS