First look today? Event Horizon Telescope will tell soon

In Astrophysics Milestone First

Scientists from Harvard, MIT, Boston University and around the world on Wednesday announced they have managed to take a snapshot of one of the still-mysterious interstellar objects using data collected by the Event Horizon Telescope.

There are two types of black holes, the garden-variety black holes, which are 20 times bigger than the sun and the supermassive black holes. which are at least a million times bigger than the sun.

In a major breakthrough, astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the highly anticipated image which shows a dark core, encircled by a bright orange halo of white-hot gas and plasma.

The unveiling at the nation's capital took place nearly exactly a century after Albert Einstein became famous for his theory of general relativity, which led to a new conception of the cosmos where space-time could bend, expand, or even disappear into a black hole forever.

The National Science Foundation and Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration shared the image earlier today, using radio dishes laid out across five continents to create one massive Earth-size telescope to snag the incredible photo. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole. Here's a simulation of what the Event Horizon Team thought the black hole would look like.

Córdova is leading a news conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss the team's finding - a process taking place simultaneously on four continents, as researchers hold press conferences to share news of what they call "a groundbreaking result". The telescopes are part of the global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project.




The image you see above is not an out-of-focus donut.

This person, who works for Firefox, saw the Firefox logo in the black hole.

The event horizon is the point of no return, past which all matter, including light, falls towards the black hole's infinitely compressed singularity.

Ultimately, some of the material within the accretion disc will be drawn into the black hole while other parts are shot out into space as so-called relativistic jets.

Those facts led astronomers to surmise that M87 hosts an active supermassive black hole in its center, and the newly released images seem to confirm that. The monstrous black hole, was photographed at the heart of galaxy Messier 87 from a distance of 323,324,400,000,000,000,000 miles (520,340,180,000,000,000,000km).

But many more people couldn't help but see the eye of Sauron from "The Lord of the Rings" in the black hole.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Denver is About to Experience Summer and Winter Temperatures Within 24 Hours
Apr 11, 2019 - 00:49
By the way, Thursday is the day that the big Central Plains winter storm we've been talking about will be at peak intensity. Minneapolis, a major Delta hub, will be impacted by this snow, so there will likely be system-wide air delays due to this.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BJP MLA, 4 policemen die in naxal attack
Apr 10, 2019 - 08:14
BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi and four others lost their lives on Tuesday in a dastardly attack carried out by Naxals in Dantewada. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, through a series of tweets said that this was an attack on "parliamentary democracy".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Japan's F-35 fighter jet missing in northern Japan:The Asahi Shimbun
Apr 10, 2019 - 08:07
The F-35A, like the one Japan lost contact with yesterday, is the one designed for air forces to use off conventional runways. Last September, an F-35B (vertical landing variant) crashed near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in SC .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortuitous Naby Keita Goal Sees Liverpool Take Quarter-Final Lead
Apr 10, 2019 - 07:44
Depay has also been superb for his country's national team - scoring 16 goals and 12 assists from 46 global appearances. The Liverpool forward comes over the top of the ball and clearly plants his studs onto the shin of his opponent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India elections: Imran Khan calls Indian leaders ‘MORALLY BANKRUPT’ over Kashmir threat
Apr 10, 2019 - 05:18
The BJP has not yet reacted to the error in the manifesto, released just two days before the national elections begin. BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday claimed that people have decided to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister again.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spell out objections to PM Modi biopic, Congress asked
Apr 10, 2019 - 04:41
The bench said that at that moment there was not sufficient evidence to challenge the release, especially the content of the film. It has sought directions to the Centre, CBFC and EC to delay its release till the completion of the General Elections next month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rep. Ilhan Omar criticized for calling Stephen Miller a white nationalist
Apr 10, 2019 - 03:56
All three have expressed hard-line views on illegal immigration, and could have difficulty winning confirmation in the U.S. Her departure provides political fodder but little comfort, given Trump's demands for ever more severe policies.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Pixel 3a & More Products Indirectly Confirmed By Google
Apr 10, 2019 - 03:15
Apparently not satisfied with just one unfortunate leak, Google has leaked the phones again, this time through its online store. Both phones were rumored to arrive in early Spring, and if that info is accurate, both phones will arrive really soon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PSG striker Choupo-Moting apologises after Ligue 1 title-postponing miss
Apr 09, 2019 - 07:41
With eight games remaining PSG still hold a 20 point lead over second-place Lille . "Even for me it's hard to explain. With the ball trickling over the line, the Cameroon worldwide stuck out a left boot to ensure PSG took the lead.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top This massive python just broke a record in the Florida Everglades
Apr 09, 2019 - 07:30
The state has also sponsored removal programs with prize incentives, such as the Python Pickup Program and regular public hunts. Python hunters continue to remove the invasive snakes from South Florida, and they seem to be getting bigger.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Secret Service director to leave Trump admin
Apr 09, 2019 - 06:55
Secret Service is leaving his position, NBC News confirmed on Monday. "Secret Service has done a fantastic job from day one". White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said James Murray, a career Secret Service agent, would take over the agency in May.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump seen leaning hard on new Homeland Security chief over border
Apr 09, 2019 - 06:25
Colorado-born Ms Nielsen has also overseen the huge swell in migrants trying to cross the border into America. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would replace Nielsen on an interim basis.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kodak Black faces backlash over comments about Nipsey Hussle's girlfriend
Apr 08, 2019 - 07:14
Kodak Black continues to face backlash after taking to Instagram Live in a crass attempt to hit on Lauren London . Nipsey Hussle was proud to call South Central Los Angeles home.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fighting flares on Tripoli outskirts
Apr 08, 2019 - 00:12
A spokesman for the LNA earlier said that the Tobruk-based forces will shoot down any aircraft flying in the Tripoli area. He did not provide details on the number of US troops that have been withdrawn or how many remain in the country.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month
Apr 08, 2019 - 00:08
As strains between the two neighbours apparently eased, Pakistan said on Friday it would release 360 Indian prisoners this month. India would not immediately respond to the allegations.