First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing — CAS

First ever black hole images in the final stage of 'printing — CAS

It's about 26,000 light years away, and looks like a tiny dot from Earth, despite having a mass approximately four times that of the sun.

Scientists have created history by capturing the first-ever image of a black hole event horizon, which holds the key to one of the biggest mysteries of the cosmos. Scientists now believe that black holes exist in the centers of all galaxies and can grow to be millions or billions times the size of our sun, according to the National Science Foundation.

The photograph depicts a ring of light surrounding a shadow, which researchers at EHT explain is caused by "gravitational bending and capture of light by the event horizon".

Black holes are phenomenally dense celestial entities with gravitational fields so powerful no matter or light can escape, making them extraordinarily hard to observe despite their great mass.


Black holes, those so-called event horizons from which even light can not escape and all known laws of physics break down, have always been fodder for the imaginations of science fiction writers and Hollywood producers.

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project is an worldwide collaboration aimed to capture the first image of a black hole.

The picture was compiled by the EHT, a group of scientists from around the world determined to prove the existence of black holes. The observations are giving scientists new insights into the weird environment close to black holes, where gravity is so fierce that reality as we know it is distorted beyond recognition.

The press events are scheduled in Washington DC, Brussels, Santiago, Chile, Shanghai, Taipei, Taiwan, and Tokyo. The telescopes are part of the worldwide Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project.


What do we see in the image? .

More photos are expected to be revealed as more telescopes come online.

As the name suggests, the hole is very black: they suck in any light that goes near them, which means there's none left to reach us. Black holes, often created by the death of massive stars and found at the centers of galaxies, have enormous masses but compact sizes.

This person, who works for Firefox, saw the Firefox logo in the black hole.


This illustrationmost-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered.

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