Black Hole Image Revealed for First Time Ever

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#1 Posted by qx0d (333 posts) -

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2019/black_hole/

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/news/black-hole-image-makes-history/

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.

It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster".

The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world.

It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight linked telescopes.

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#2 Posted by Sancho_Panzer (814 posts) -

It looks like a flamey hoop.

Cosmic!

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#5 Posted by judaspete (2907 posts) -

Awesome.

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#6 Posted by pyro1245 (4929 posts) -

Who knew the universe runs Furmark?

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#7 Posted by Stranger_36 (646 posts) -

Cool.

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#8 Posted by GTR12 (13460 posts) -

Can we ban TC now? it creates useless threads that don't promote discussion, and more importantly doesn't contribute.

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#9 Posted by Ovirew (8871 posts) -

I should note that the black hole actually doesn't look like they show. They "colorized" the ring, otherwise it would not be visible.

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#10 Edited by 6_Dead_360s (1677 posts) -

The first one reminds me of Nathan Bedford Forrest's father.