Scientists Just Released the First-Ever Image of a Black Hole

"For the first time, we can directly observe a black hole as it sucks light and matter beyond the point of no return. On Wednesday, an international coalition of scientists that came together to form the Event Horizon Telescope — more on that later — announced via livestream that they had captured direct images of a supermassive black hole in the M87 galaxy. These images signify that scientists have finally seen, first hand, celestial bodies that up until recently were only assumed to exist."


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