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For the first time, an image of a black hole has been unveiled by the Event Horizon Telescope, but it’s not what you might think. Here’s why.

It's our first glimpse of one of the weirdest spectacles in the universe. Astronomers on Wednesday released humanity's first-ever image of a black hole.

The picture reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.

"We have taken the first picture of a black hole,” said Event Project Horizon project director Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. “This is an extraordinary scientific feat accomplished by a team of more than 200 researchers.”

Images came from the Event Horizon Telescope, a collection of telescopes around the world specifically designed to peer at black holes. The telescopes are in Chile, Hawaii, Arizona, Mexico, Spain and at the South Pole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

black hole - why this black hole photo is such a big deal.

10 hours ago - The Event Horizon Telescope project is all set to announce a major black hole news at a press conference in Washington, DC 1 hour ago - The black hole image captured by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration an international team of scientists used the event horizon telescope to obtain the first image of a black hole. avery broderick from the perimeter institute and university of waterloo explains the image of the black hole at the center of the messier 87 galaxy.
this is an updated version of a video we published in 2016 about the event horizon telescope an international collaboration to image a black hole for the first time in human history.
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87 4 hours ago - Image: First Black Hole Image

 

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