This is What a Black Hole Looks Like

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

For the first time in history, scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole.

This was made possible by using Event Horizon Telescope observations.

The black hole is at the center of the galaxy M87.

The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun.

This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their event horizons, and gravity. 

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