(The Gist of Science Reporter) Space Exploration  [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) Space Exploration


Space Exploration

First-ever Image of a Black Hole Captured

  • A group of global astronomers led by Harvard scientists captured the first ever image of a black hole, so deep and dense that even light cannot escape it.
  • The lopsided ring of the light image surrounds a dark circle deep in the heart-core of a galaxy known as Messier 87 (M87).
  • M87 is considered to be one of the giant galaxies in the constellation Virgo.
  • According to the team of astronomers, the shape of the shadow is circular —a beautiful depiction of a black hole in the centre of M87 with no sign of deviations in general relativity.
  • An international network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) was used in the study.

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