The Event Horizon Telescope captured first image of the black hole at the center of galaxy


The historical event is going to be streamed on YouTube. The image was obtained using the Event Horizon Telescope, a global network of synchronised radio observatories that work in unison to create a “virtual” telescope, with an effective diameter of the entire planet. The EHT is currently studying the results from the first full run of data from two years ago. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) commented about “the importance of this result.” scientists will be able to firmly prove the existence of black holes that was first suggested by Albert Einstein.


Supermassive black holes are believed to be at the centre of every galaxy. This one is called Sagittarius A*. ‘If the project succeeds in making an image of a black hole, it would be a really big deal for the fields of physics and astrophysics,” Sera Markoff,  a professor at the University of Amsterdam who co-runs the EHT’s Multiwavelength Working Group, told to media. A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing, not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light, can escape from inside it.


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