For last several centuries, black holes have been the most fascinating topic for the Astronomical Society. But there was not a single photograph of any of the similar natural phenomenon. Until today.
Researchers have captured an incredible new photo taken of a black hole ~58 million light years from Earth. The European Southern Observatory announced earlier this week that they have some big news to share. The international collaboration, Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, has now shared the very first images of a black hole’s event Horizon.
You can watch the Livestream over here:
The EHT project has spent years on a singular mission: to capture images of the immediate environment of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, which is at the centre of the Milky Way. Also on EHT’s agenda has been to try documenting an even larger black hole in the Messier 87 galaxy, which is a little over 50 million light-years from our planet.
Taking photographs of a black hole’s interior is impossible because any light that comes too close to its horizon get pulled into it.
(Story in Building)