Showdown in the galaxy – when Black Holes eat clouds

At the centre of the Milky Way there is a Black Hole, invisible, yet circled by thirty stars. Scientists have charted them and discovered a gas cloud moving slowly towards the centre. They wonder what exactly will happen when the cloud is hurled past the Black Hole. Will it forever be sucked up by this huge cosmic vacuum cleaner?

Concept: Starting point is a scientific computer simulation. The film tells the “story behind”.

Production: for Max Planck Society
Author: Nicola Wettmarshausen
Length: 4.05 min.

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