What would happen if we removed the Milky Way’s black hole?

Weirdly, the galaxy would be completely fine, and here’s why! Also, head to https://kiwico.com/drbecky50 for 50% off your first month of any Kiwi Co subscription crate.

00:00 – Introduction
00:50 – What you’d expect
02:41 – Black hole mass fraction
03:48 – Self-gravity
04:44 – What about Messier 87’s black hole?
05:32 – Co-evolution of black holes and galaxies
08:11 – Bloopers

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป I’m Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford. I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don’t know. If you’ve ever wondered about something in space and couldn’t find an answer online – you can ask me! My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at what processes can feed growing black holes and whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.


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