WATCH Astronomers Reveal First Ever PHOTO of Black Hole

First-Ever Image of Black Hole Revealed

This historic image shows a ring of light coming from the gas falling into the Black Hole.

When matter approaches a black hole's event horizon-the point at which not even light can escape-it forms an orbiting disk.

For the first time, we are seeing an image of one of the most mysterious and fascinating corners of the universe: a black hole with 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun.

While the entire world was impressed by this big reveal, the generation of millennials that we are, we quickly saw some memes rolling in too.

Black holes, long theorized about but never photographed, are technically impossible to see because everything - even light - is drawn in by their gravitational pull. And like what happens with most things the Internet becomes obsessed with, the black hole picture has now become a meme.

Being praised alongside the incredible photo is Katie Bouman, who created the algorithm that helped capture the black hole image when she was a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology three years ago.

'Christopher Nolan's team of scientists and visual effects artists did a pretty unbelievable job of predicting what a black hole might actually look like in Interstellar, ' added another impressed fan. That's a simple difference to explain-initial evidence shows that we're viewing M87's black hole from closer to one of the poles, rather than from head on.

We combed through Twitter for the best black hole picture memes, and picked out some of the gaming memes that stood out.

First-Ever Image of Black Hole Revealed
WATCH Astronomers Reveal First Ever PHOTO of Black Hole

'Black hole event horizon or big fiery space doughnut?' asked another.

"I am also a part of the data processing and imaging teams, so was heavily involved in processing/ validating/checking the data and turning them into the images", he told The Star in an email interview. This is known as the black hole's shadow or silhouette. But if you double the mass of a black hole, it doublesin size.

The first image is of a black hole in a galaxy called M87 that is about 53 million light years from Earth. Usually depicted with a crescent moon representing righteousness on his forehead, Justice Bao instead sports a tiny version of the black hole in one meme.

The photo was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight linked telescopes spanning the globe in locations as disparate as Antarctica, Chile and Spain.

"You cannot see a black hole, but you can actually see its shadow", Moedas said.

The project's researchers obtained the first data in April 2017 using radio telescopes in the USA states of Arizona and Hawaii as well as in Mexico, Chile, Spain and Antarctica.

A breakthrough in black hole detection promises to answer a question that has dogged scientists since Albert Einstein proposed the existence of black holes in his general theory of relativity: how do you document the presence of something that's invisible? While the current scientific results do not incorporate their data, future calculations will be released combining radio and x-ray studies to provide a more complete picture of the interior of the Virgo galactic cluster's second brightest galaxy.

He said: "The history of man and of science will be divided into the time before the image and the time after the image".

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