Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can trap light. And they are destructive, swallowing entire planets, even giant stars. Now, astrophysicists are realizing that black holes may be essential to how our universe evolved—their influence possibly leading to life on Earth and, ultimately, humans.
[text adapted from pbs.org]
Written, Directed, and Produced by Rushmore DeNooyer
Co-produced by Chris Schmidt
Photographed by Luke Geissbuhler, Gilberto Nobrega, Jason Longo, Paul Mailman, Bill Paris
Edited by Ryan Shepheard
Music by Doug Brady
Produced by NOVA for PBS