First black hole picture: The big mysteries we still need to solve 2

First black hole picture: The big mysteries we still need to solve

Black hole press conference

Researchers presented the first image of a black hole

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Yesterday, humanity got its very first look at a black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a global collaboration which uses radio telescopes around the world to make one Earth-sized observatory, unveiled its pictures of the black hole at the centre of the distant M87 galaxy, the very first direct images of a black hole we’ve ever taken. Now, the even harder work begins: figuring out what it all means.

The images are the first proof that the event horizon – the line at which the black hole’s gravity is so strong that …

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