Films | The universe’s darkest secret

Why black holes matter

Unlocking their mysteries could help us understand our universe better

Physicists and astronomers have made huge leaps forward in understanding black holes, including capturing the first-ever image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy. But there is still much to discover about these mysterious objects which appear to defy some of the fundamental theories of physics. This film explores their complexities, and looks at why studying them could help scientists understand the wider universe.

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