Scientists show first-ever photo of black hole

After decades of simulations and predictions, scientists revealed the first-ever photo of a black hole.
1:59 | 04/10/19

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The best idea we have what we can look like come from formulation by. The in falling gas that superheated. Lights up a ring of light. We're photons orbit the black hole interior Tibet is a dark patch which you've been right itself prevents light from the state. In April looked when he. Seventeen. All the dishes in you've been right telescope swivel turned and stared at a galaxy 55 million light years away. It's called nifty 87 and 87. And there's a super massive black hole at its core. And we are delighted. To be able to report to you today. We have seen we thought was unsealed. We have seen. And taken a picture. Of a black hole. Your days. This is a remarkable achievement. What you're seeing here is. The last vote on orbit what you are seeing is evidence of an event horizon by invading ruler across this black hole we now have. Visual evidence for a clerical. We now know that a black hole that we six point five billion times Brooks on does exist in the center of can be seven and this is the strongest evidence that we have to date. For the existence of black holes and is also consistent the shape of the shadows to the precision of our measurements with Einstein's predictions. The bright happy and felt the UC tells us that material moving around the black holes moving at light speed which is also consistent but our simulations and predictions. And this image forged a clear link now. Between super massive black holes and the engines are bright galaxies. We now know clearly the lapels drive large scale structure in the universe. From their home in these galaxies.

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