This Is How Big the Largest Black Holes Are

They are called ultra massive black holes and they are gargantuan.

Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. The remnants of massive stars, black holes have reached the end of their life cycles and collapsed into a region of spacetime that is incredibly dense. The gravitational force is so strong that nothing can escape their surface. Even light gets trapped inside them and, as such, the laws of time and space become warped. 

But this video is not about the exciting and mysterious ways these objects work. We have written plenty about that, such as this article answering all the big questions about black holes, and this one about how they reflect the Universe.

This video, on the other hand, is about the size of these black holes, particularly supermassive black holes and ultra massive black holes which — as their names suggest — are even larger bodies than simple black holes.

These celestial bodies are so huge that even the biggest stars out there seem small compared to them. Luckily they are not in our galaxy as they would for sure gobble us up and everything in our Universe along with them. But they do exist and we do have knowledge of them.

If you want to find out more about them — including their names and how many solar systems they can fit inside of them — make sure to watch this fascinating video. 

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