Scientists may reveal first black hole pictures

The world it seems is soon to see the first

While photographing the interior of a black hole is not possible, what the world could see is the image of a black hole's silhouette.

"We've exposed a part of our universe we've never seen before", Shep Doeleman, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said when revealing the first picture ever taken of a black hole. "By getting radio telescopes around the world to work in concert like one instrument, the EHT team achieved this, decades ahead of time".

Researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration presented the "groundbreaking result" during six simultaneous press conferences held around the globe. Researchers say they have created the first image of a black hole. But consider this: Black holes by their very nature are invisible. In the optical range, the ring around the black hole would likely appear white, perhaps tinged with blue or red, according to Fox. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km).

Capturing the image wasn't an easy process though: Astronomers had to observe Messier 87, where a black hole that's roughly seven billion times larger than the sun, is generating a violent jet approximately 5,000 light-years into space.

"Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87", officials with EHT project announced on Twitter.

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"As an astrophysicist, this is a thrilling day for me", said National Science Foundation Director France A. Córdova. "We're seeing the unseeable".

The photo shows a bright ring of superheated gasses falling into the perfectly circular hole, which is the event horizon beyond which not even light can escape.

The fact that black holes do not allow light to escape makes viewing them hard. "The theory has passed the crucial test", said Avery Brider, scientist, EHT.

If a dying star is massive enough, on the order of 10 or 20 times as massive as our sun, it's likely to collapse into a black hole when it dies.

It 2017, scientists utilized eight observatories from around the world, including two in Chile, two in Hawaii and one each in Spain, Mexico, Arizona and Antarctica to see if they could make it happen.

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