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April 10, 2019

This is the first real picture of a black hole

Yes, it happened. After years of relying on computer-generated imagery, scientists using the Event Horizon Telescope have captured the first real image of a black hole. The snapshot of the supermassive black hole in the Messier 87 galaxy (ab…

April 10, 2019

Watch the first ever image of a black hole be livestreamed here

What does a black hole look like? Black, probably. And big. That sounds pretty vague, but as the gravitational forces of a black hole are so strong even light is overpowered by them, we’ve never had a comprehensive image of one before. Until now. Tod…