On April 4th, 2017, scientists danced in unison, collecting radio waves dispatched from the center of our Milky Way galaxy and from the galaxy m87.
Together they make up the event horizon telescope, a global project to capture the first ever picture of a black hole.
We never believed that this black hole was as big as scientists said until we saw that this is the nucleus of the galaxy m87 and this is the first ever image of a black hole.
You have many probably seen many images of black holes before but they were all simulations or animations and this is oppression pressure to all of us because this one is finally real.
What you’re looking at actually looks like a ring of fire and it’s actually created by the 4th of gravity but the deformation of space-time where light actually goes around the black hole almost in a circle and that creates that circle that we see here.
Those are some interesting facts about the Black Hole:
It’s actually 6.5 billion times the size of our Sun, it gives you a little bit of an idea of how big this thing really is, but what’s makes this so crazy and why it’s such a big news event is; that, it’s actually 55 million light years away it’s at the center of our universe.
As an analogy one article you use it would be like trying to spot an orange on the moon using our naked eye.
There’s no light there so what we’re actually looking at is the event horizon and that’s what they’re calling a telescope is an event horizon telescope and it’s essentially just the point of no return you know the force of gravity because it’s a black hole is condensed mass so the force of gravity from inside the black hole is greater than the speed of light essentially even light cannot escape it and right at the point of no return is the event horizon and that’s what you’re looking.