First Ever Photo of a Black Hole Revealed

“We’ve exposed a part of our universe we’ve never seen before.”

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Astronomers have witnessed and photographed a black hole in the deep reaches of space, in the heart of galaxy Messier 87—some 55 million light-years away from Earth.

This is the very first visual confirmation of black holes ever. Black holes are cosmic abysses with immense mass and compact sizes so small not even light can escape its strong gravitational effects. The photo features a lopsided ring of light enveloping a dark circle, which many have said resembles The Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings.

When the photo was initially revealed at a press conference, many spectators cheered and gasped at the sight of it.

Astronomer Shep Doeleman, who spearheaded the initiative to capture the image, said: “We’ve exposed a part of our universe we’ve never seen before.” Einstein’s theory of time and space vanishing under the compression of matter in a single location has been confirmed, a disturbing affirmation of nature.

The image was captured thanks to a network of radio antennas called the Event Horizon Telescope. It took two years of computer analysis and observation for the EHT to capture the rare sight live, and it was a massive undertaking to process the petabytes worth of data to reconstruct the image.

Learn more below and take a look at the black hole above.

In other tech news, NASA announced its top 3 finalists to design shelters for a space crew’s trip to Mars.

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