Scientists have produced the first image of a black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope released an image of a super massive blackhole at the core of the elliptical galaxy M87 on 10th April 2019. It is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. The image shows a bright ring, formed as light bends in the intense gravity around the black hole. This confirms the predictions from Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The theory predicts the existence of black holes and the presence of light halos around them.
Computers collected a vast amount of data from several telescopes across the globe, synchronising the time of collection. The scientists then integrated the data to produce the final image seen above.
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