It has been a long wait, but after nearly 2 years to the day, we have a picture of a black hole.
— National Science Foundation (@NSF) April 10, 2019
The Event-Horizon Telescope has captured the Event Horizon of the supermassive black hole at the Center of M87, a galaxy 55 million light years away near the Virgo cluster. The black hole is 6.5 billion times more massive than our sun and wider than our entire galaxy, just let that sink in. Up until this project was completed and now available to the public, Black Holes were just a theory that Einstein had about a hundred years ago, and once again he was ahead of his time.
With this massive project being such a huge success, we are in a bright time for scientific research and discovery. A huge round of applause for the team of Harvard Scientists for doing the impossible, and can’t wait to see what’s next up to be discovered through this breakthrough.
Image: Harvard Gazette