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First Image of a Black Hole!

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Veritasium

Published on Apr 10, 2019

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration observed the supermassive black hole at the center of M87, finding the dark central shadow in accordance with General Relativity, further demonstrating the power of this 100 year-old theory.

Astronomers Reveal 3 Things the Historic Black Hole Photo Confirms About Space 

 

A simulated image depicts the black hole at the center of the galaxy M87.

The first-ever photo of a black hole was released on Wednesday, giving a physical form to an astronomical phenomenon that had previously only been hypothesized. Imaging a black hole for the first time was a major accomplishment — and an emotionally moving one for the scientists involved — but perhaps the most important part of this discovery isn’t what it revealed but what it confirmed.

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