Amazing black hole image – donut shape
Scientists release the image of a black hole
Scientists released the much-awaited first direct image of a massive black hole.
The black hole is at the center of Messier 87, a galaxy which is about 54 million light-years away.
The image, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, which is a network of 10 radio telescopes spread across the planet, according to The Washington Post
A doughnut-like body, seen in the portrait, which scientists say is the dark silhouette of the black hole against the hot, glowing material that surrounds it.
“We are able to image one more object in the universe that … at one point people thought impossible.
It hits that human explorer spirit. We got another look into the unknown,” Feryal Ozel, a member of the science council for the EHT said, calling the occasion her career’s highlight.
The shape of the black hole matches what theorists predicted ever since they started wrestling with Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relatively over a hundred years ago, reports The Washington Post.
The European Commission hailed the occasion saying, “This major scientific achievement marks a paradigm shift in our understanding of black holes.”
It further confirms the predictions of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
Now, new lines of inquiry open up into our universe