First Image of a Black Hole!

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration observed the supermassive black hole at the center of M87, finding the dark central shadow in accordance with General Relativity, further demonstrating the power of this 100 year-old theory.

    To understand more about why the shadows look the way they do, check out:

    I will continue updating this description with more links.

    Event Horizon Telescope collaboration:

    Animations and simulations with English text:
    L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

    Video of observation of M87 courtesy of:
    C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

    Video of observation of SgrA* courtesy of
    C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    Z. Younsi (University College London)

    Video of telescopes in the array 2017:
    C. M. Fromm & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

    Animations and simulations (no text):
    L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

    Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
    Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd, Penward Rhyme

    Scale animation by Maria Raykova


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  • Pro Gamer 210  (3 days ago))

    Global warming would have happened by then though and earth would be inhabitable

  • xSxlar -  (Apr 17, 2019))

    Scientists: We have taken the first picture of a black hole!!!!People: why is it so blurry Scientists: *quits job*

  • BillionArrow732  (1 day ago))

    Because it's hentai lol

  • Kevlar  (Apr 18, 2019))

    Scientists: spent years to take the imagePeople: *wHy Is ThE iMaGe So fUzZy?/?*

  • sandro kapanadze  (1 day ago))

    +Xudong He lol

  • Xudong He  (1 day ago))

    Scientist: quits job

  • astha sharma  (Apr 17, 2019))

    Everybody: make meme of black holeBlack hole: AM I A JOKE TO YOU*

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  • Shaun Mcgilveray  (Apr 15, 2019))

    *blurry photo is a supposed black hole**the clear photo is a Xbox 360 red ring of death*

  • User Name  (1 day ago))

    The world is actually an XBOX 360.

  • Dirty Sprite  (3 days ago))

    Good old days😂😂

  • Saksham Shrivastava  (Apr 10, 2019))

    2019: released a black hole image2099: opens a McDonalds in the black hole

  • Senior Wolf  (21 hours ago))

    Saksham Shrivastava actually a black hole in this 👌🏾👌🏾

  • Oh Yeah yeah  (5 days ago))

    Matthew Kurosky r/woooosh

  • Kurt Loman  (Apr 16, 2019))

    Hawking truly predicted the future

  • Tony England  (20 hours ago))

    +Alexis_lxl_ 123 *Hawking".

  • Jacques Stoop  (1 day ago))

    People predicted black holes long before Hawking (1916 already). That doesn't take away from what he did as what he did was hugely complex and difficult but his predictions are yet to be proven experimentally.

  • TheSoul986  (Apr 14, 2019))

    Humanity: First photo about Black holeSomeone: make memesJapanese : new waifu!Edit: ┐(´д`)┌

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  • Xx killerstar xX  (2 days ago))


  • Imagine if this was just a huge donut in space and not a black hole.

  • IP0T  (22 hours ago))

    Plasma doughnut

  • Harmony Lee  (1 day ago))

    This is actually so amazing. People assumed that black holes might have not existed, the picture we are seeing is technically a new discovery. It just blows my mind

  • Noartist  (3 hours ago))

    +Synceer Harvey lol ofcourse its fake. Its Nasa. They dont exist and if they did photographing one over 53 million light years away would not be possible. Welcome to the real world. Lies

  • Noartist  (3 hours ago))

    They dont, its all fake, but go on... pls explain how they were able to photograph something so elusive or never proven over 53 million light years away. Amazing.