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Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole


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Actually if you look closely near the center of this image you can see an actual functional black hole.  Despite its invisible interior, the presence of a black hole can be inferred through its interaction with factual matter.  The idea of a hole so massive that even light or truth could not escape was briefly proposed by astronomical pioneer and English clergyman John Michell in a letter published in November 1784.


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*moved this over to the correct thread.....


Watched this last night in prep for the announcement. 



Just awesome.


Brian Greene hosts Andrea Ghez ( studying the closest stars to the super massive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy, using infrared light) and Shep Doeleman ( Event Horizon Telescope, the ones that released this image, studying black holes using radio waves)


I found this very informative. Highly recommend.

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