Remarkable image of black hole released in astrophysics breakthrough

At the Event Horizon Astrophysicists Set to Reveal First

An worldwide team of scientists shared the first image of a supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope on Wednesday morning.

An worldwide consortium of scientists is expected to release the first ever photos of a black hole.

Eight radio telescopes around the world have been pointed at two of the cosmic behemoths, one at the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and another almost 54 million light years away.

The reveal of the image is a huge milestone for the study of black holes.

The discovery opens up more questions for scientists to explore, including "some deep fundamental physics questions that still need to be solved", said Falcke.

The project aims to put into focus the event horizon of the two objects, creating an image of the boundary of the black holes. The bright red and yellow color is actually light being sucked into the black hole.

The research will test the theory of general relativity put forward in 1915 by Einstein, the famed theoretical physicist, to explain the laws of gravity and their relation to other natural forces.

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. The photograph, which features a attractive, burning orange light surrounding a dark circle, is described as being a "black hole's silhouette".

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"It's a dream come true, on many levels", Ozel said.

The light you see here is what's called the accretion disk.

More than 13 billion years after they formed, the light that was released to create these distant massive black holes is now reaching our telescopes. It's so strong that light can't escape from them.

Telescopes have been located across the globe to get the breakthrough picture.

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

This person, who works for Firefox, saw the Firefox logo in the black hole. Trapped inside the black hole's gravitational grip.

The project also targeted another black hole - Sagittarius A* is situated at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy - but did not announce any pictures of that one, though scientists expressed optimism about getting such an image.

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