Here is the first-ever photo of a black hole

A NASA artist's concept illustration shows a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun

Scientists released an image of a black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, a project of eight radio-based telescopes tasked with capturing a visual representation of a black hole.

Using a global network of telescopes to see "the unseeable", an worldwide scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. What we got is the image you see above. Furthermore, they are aiming to find out why supermassive black holes project subatomic particles out into the galaxy and universe. The outside rim, or better known as the "event horizon" is a mixture of radiation, dust particles and gases, all of which are stuck in the enormous gravitational pull of the black hole and are rotating in a clockwise fashion. Situated at the center of most galaxies, including ours, they are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull.

This one's "event horizon" - the precipice, or point of no return, where light and matter begin to fall inexorably into the hole - is as big as our entire solar system.

The unprecedented image - so often imagined in science and science fiction - has been analysed in six studies co-authored by 200 experts from 60-odd institutions and published on Wednesday in Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Outside scientists suggested the achievement could be worthy of a Nobel Prize, just like the gravitational wave discovery.

Chair of the EHT Science Council, Heino Falcke, says, 'If immersed in a bright region, like a disc of glowing gas, we expect a black hole to create a dark region similar to a shadow - something predicted by Einstein's general relativity that we've never seen before. Einstein a century ago even predicted the symmetrical shape that scientists just found.

"It did bring tears to my eyes", Córdova added. Anything that gets too close to a black hole will be stretched, compressed and sucked in. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km).

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The project aims to put into focus the event horizon of the two objects, creating an image of the boundary of the black holes . But many more people couldn't help but see the eye of Sauron from "The Lord of the Rings " in the black hole .

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The Malaysian scientist who was a postdoctoral researcher at the Dark Cosmology Centre of the Niels Bohr Institute in the University of Copenhagen between 2013 and 2016 believes capturing the black hole image has opened up a new door in astrophysics.

This is not the actual image of a Blackhole since we can not a black hole because it also swallows light.

Black holes like these "temporarily become the most powerful engines in the universe", Markoff said.

This Black is located at the centre of Galaxy M87. "Einstein right again - wouldn't he have loved to see this". The black hole itself is in the center and invisible. At last, they tried their discoveries against the consequences of a million recreations of what a black hole may resemble, until finally they recognized a match.

"The observation technique that we applied boils down to simultaneously aiming all the telescopes towards a specified object from which they collect data".

As is well documented in today's announcement, it took a remarkable effort and coordination from scientists and organizations around the world to even have a chance to make this happen.

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