Simulation of colliding black holes

Advanced LIGO saw gravitational waves from two black holes that merged over a billion light years from Earth. This computer simulation shows (in slow motion) what this would look like up close. If this movie were played back in real time, it would last for about one third of a second.

Video source: SXS Collaboration / YouTube.

Understanding gravity—warps and ripples in space and time

Latest videos

The first real image of a black hole

1:58
Video: The first real image of a black hole

5 facts about the Milky Way

1:35
Video: 5 facts about the Milky Way

Australia's Space Agency: World Space Week

2:03
Video: Australia's Space Agency: World Space Week