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    • I took an astronomy course. I loss a good chunk of information, but going through these comments makes me want to say one thing. Space is stranger than fiction. Don’t try too hard to wrap your brain around it
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      • So now it looks more like ur moms bum
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        • It’s cuz it takes that long for light to travel
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          • This one actually made me oof
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            • well regardless it fits the bill, the light from the black hole is just now reaching us, hence why the image is what it looks like 55 million yearsago
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              • Time is a concept, ladies and gentlemen. Dont let those Sci-Fi Movies and Games fool ya
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                • Speaking of aliens, we don’t even know if they have the 5 senses we do, they could be something entirely incomprehensible
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                    • Doesnt that only work when use light as in an actual photo? And wasn't this taken using electromagnetic waves or something?
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                      • It bamboozled us with it's child hood photos
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                        • I thought Light years isnt time it's a distance
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                          • If that was 55 million years ago we should have a clearer image by now
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                              • Can someone explain this pls? I’m confused
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                                • No
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                                  • No wonder aliens don’t talk to us. They don’t know we exist! Just like everyone else in my life!
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                                    • This is probably as close to time travel we will ever get in this lifetime
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                                      • I fuckin love space cause shit like this happens
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                                        • See this is why I fucking love space. Not only is it fucking endless and the human mind can’t exactly comprehend infinity, but wild shit like this comes up and you don’t know if it’s true or not. It just is there and you don’t know what to do with the information.
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                                          • Yes! And if you were to look at earth from the distance of the black hole you would see dinosaurs
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                                            • Dats how light travels
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                                              • That black hole probably doesn't exist anymore, or the same black hole today is much larger and much further away
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                                                  • It's a simple concept the black hole is 55 million light years away so it takes like 55 million years to reach us from that black hole, therefore the light we see is 55 million years old.
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                                                    • Isn't it funny some people think its been around for 55m years
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                                                      • Time is a construct of human design. To try and assemble reality in to a tangible thing we can actually live in. Reminder XD
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                                                          • A lightyear is how far light travels in a year and The black whole is millions of lightyears away, so by the time the light reaches our camera, millions of years have already elapsed
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                                                            • This is the third feature of this in a row. I literally just went passed the exact thing twice
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                                                              • When we look at stars we are looking back in time
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                                                                • For the last 48 hours I have consumed nothing but Rum, Coke, and taquitos and its been fucking magical.
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                                                                  • Exactly! Another example: if we find an image of a star turning into a supernova about 20,000 light years away, it wouldn't have just exploded, it would have exploded a very long time ago
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                                                                    • Wait holy shit your right
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                                                                      • Guys I'm really retarded. If nothing is faster than light and its 55 light years away. How were we able to see a picture of it since the technology wasn't here 55 million years ago? Am I overthinking this?
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                                                                        • What if it’s gone rn?
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                                                                          • Science side of iFunny explain
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                                                                            • It’s not exactly what it looked like... it’s what it didn’t.
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                                                                                • Just watched Bernie Sanders get humiliated on television
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                                                                                  • But the universe isn’t that old
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                                                                                    • Orochimaru: Please tell me your jutsu.
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                                                                                      • If an alien was 65 million light years away from earth and looked at it through a telescope, they would see pangaea. And if they are at the right angle, earth would look like an ocean planet
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                                                                                        • Everything we can see is in the past and we will never ever truly see anything in the universe as it is now
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                                                                                          • Nah there’s a video explaining this whole thing right here
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                                                                                            • That would mean that the black hole was 55 million light years away
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                                                                                              • Ohhhhhhh fuck
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                                                                                                    • so btw some things are so far away that we haven't seen the light from them yet which means its like turning up the render distance really high and it taking forever to fully render
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                                                                                                      • When you saw this on r/pewdiepiesubmissions
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                                                                                                        • Arent the photos taken with gravity waves not light so the speed of light doesn't really apply but idk I might be dum
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                                                                                                          • That shit wack
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                                                                                                            • Yea the light we are seeing is 55million years old so the black hole could look either bigger or smaller but most likely it looks the same because 55 million years on the galactic scale is like a hour.
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                                                                                                              • *57 million years ago
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                                                                                                                • Oh no
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                                                                                                                  • Very true
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                                                                                                                    • Weeeelllllll.......fuck
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                                                                                                                      • How did we get the picture then?
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                                                                                                                        • Yeah but black holes last for billion perhaps trillions of years. So it probably looks the same
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                                                                                                                          • nobody talking about how if the black hole took a picture of us it would be seeing india collide with asia to form the himilayan mountain range
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                                                                                                                            • I mean I was gonna die anyway, I wont complain if it's to a blackhole
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                                                                                                                              • Uh oh
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                                                                                                                                • If its 55 million years old wouldnt that mean its 55 million light years away? And how the fuck can we see that far?
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                                                                                                                                  • For all of you saying the earth isnt that old well the universe was around before the earth
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                                                                                                                                    • But earth is only 2019 years old
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                                                                                                                                      • Im trying to sleep stop fucking with my brain
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                                                                                                                                        • Yo there was a sign on a pole today that I saw while driving that said “Google-Planet X. Be prepared!” And I googled it and now I’m a little freaked out
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                                                                                                                                          • Heck, it could not even be there anymore.
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                                                                                                                                              • Well shit
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                                                                                                                                                • Earth ain't even that old
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                                                                                                                                                    • Nigga what
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                                                                                                                                                      • Ugh light and distance is weird
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                                                                                                                                                        • That shits pretty crazy
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                                                                                                                                                          • What if the world is only 6,000 years old and the light from these objects was started at a point where it takes 6,000 more years to get here?
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                                                                                                                                                            • So if we can advance enough, we can take a picture before time itself?
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                                                                                                                                                                • I'm so happy to see the krab zone again..it's been like 4 years
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                                                                                                                                                                  • That ain’t shit relativity is way crazier than that
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                                                                                                                                                                    • Bruh then that means we could already be dead
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                                                                                                                                                                            • That’s means black-hole Chan is legal
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                                                                                                                                                                              • Turns out black hole-Chan is dead for years
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                                                                                                                                                                                • i see that the scientists used internet explorer
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • These comment really show how dumb and uninspired people are to learn about important natural sciences
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                                                                                                                                                                                    • So this is technically the oldest recorded image?
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                                                                                                                                                                                      • His eyes are black holes
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                                                                                                                                                                                        • I remember pissing people off in school because light years is both distance and time, but it's only time in terms of light. No one could wrap their 2 inch brains around it
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                                                                                                                                                                                          • I was a physics major. These comments make me want to bash my face in with a brick
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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wait so that means it's that way for that long and if I divide the numbers on my TV remote and then multiply it with 3.14 I will get bullshit
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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oh, I just thought the picture was taken on an android
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Not that hard to understand. One light year=how far light travels in a year. Something is 55 million light years away, we see the light from 55 million years ago.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • We really dont know as much as people think we do. Scientists used to believe in the 1930s that at 60mph, your face would peel off your skull. Looking back we think thats ridiculous, but one day people will say the same for 2020
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Who else wanna send a giant mirror into space to use a telescope and see our history
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • It's because that's how long it takes light to reach earth
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Of course it is just how all the stars we see in the sky are light from a star that has prob died millions and millions of years ago
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • If you went toward it super fast wouldnt you see time fast forwarding at a high speed...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            • We should be off this planet already and exploring the stars. Instead humanity keeps setting itself back. We need to advance or we're going to die.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              • And when light reaches earth in 5.5 million years we will be able to go to that black hole
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