First image of black hole ever taken Watch

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592

It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster".

Finally we get to see a real black-hole with our very eyes, and let me tell you it was not what I expected. I expected the black hole to be just one big hole in the space, with very little white light but in this image the black hole is surrounded by red light.
It truly is very fascinating how fast we are advancing with technology, in maybe 200 years we might even get a look of what is inside the black hole.
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I know right? I never imagined that we would actually see a black hole in our lifetime. It's insane.
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Intriguing
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Such a nice image, from 500 Septillion meters away.
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(Original post by The RAR)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592

It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster".

Finally we get to see a real black-hole with our very eyes, and let me tell you it was not what I expected. I expected the black hole to be just one big hole in the space, with very little white light but in this image the black hole is surrounded by red light.
It truly is very fascinating how fast we are advancing with technology, in maybe 200 years we might even get a look of what is inside the black hole.
The stuff around it isn't the black hole. The image is essentially a plughole draining water, and we're seeing the water swirling. The image shows clearly that something is making all the stardust accumulate and heat up, but we're not seeing the actual black hole itself.

That said, I'm glad there's an actual article explaining the science rather than just what the BBC initially led with "OMG a woman can do science!".
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The most interesting thing about this is how much they're pushing that woman who was merely a part (not even the leader) of a 200-strong team and certainly did not do this by herself.
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The most interesting thing about this is how much they're pushing that woman who was merely a part (not even the leader) of a 200-strong team and certainly did not do this by herself.
Yeah I noticed that as well. But her skills are very amazing, you can't deny it. I more interested in the science, I don't like bringing politics into this
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I know right? I never imagined that we would actually see a black hole in our lifetime. It's insane.
Too bad Stephen Hawkings could not see it in time
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Yeah I noticed that as well. But her skills are very amazing, you can't deny it. I more interested in the science, I don't like bringing politics into this
Her skills are good but there are people who wrote a ton more of the code than her and did a LOT more work that are getting no recognition.
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is it just me or when you look at the image it's like some optical illusion with your eyes
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(Original post by The RAR)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592

It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster".

Finally we get to see a real black-hole with our very eyes, and let me tell you it was not what I expected. I expected the black hole to be just one big hole in the space, with very little white light but in this image the black hole is surrounded by red light.
It truly is very fascinating how fast we are advancing with technology, in maybe 200 years we might even get a look of what is inside the black hole.
It was incredible to see. Sad that those excellent minds who pushed the idea were unable to see it.
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is it just me or when you look at the image it's like some optical illusion with your eyes
Yeah it seems to move when I look at it :laugh:


Shocked in amazement that the one doing all the algorithms for this is only 29?! :eek:
If I could be doing something that crazy in 6 years then that would be brilliant

Maybe I could be the first one to discover a white hole?
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Are you sure it isn't a K hole?
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Wonder if that's what Ant-Man sees as he's entering Thanos' butthole .
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It's cool that they've done it, but at the same time they could've told me it was a photoshopped ******* and I would've probably believed them. Get me one swallowing a sun or smth dangit nasa
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I'm sure someone will be on here complaining about how space is a waste of money.Even though they literally took a picture of the point where the universe quite possibly ends.If that's not fascinating I don't know what is.
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The most interesting thing about this is how much they're pushing that woman who was merely a part (not even the leader) of a 200-strong team and certainly did not do this by herself.
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Yeah I noticed that as well. But her skills are very amazing, you can't deny it. I more interested in the science, I don't like bringing politics into this
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