The crescent of light comes from luminous gases heated to hundreds of billions of degrees that orbit just outside the black hole tracing the region just beyond the event horizon. The 1st ever photo of a giant black hole made headlines earlier this month. Some have likened it to a blurry orange doughnut but it took a team of over 200 scientists eight special telescopes and churning through millions of gigabytes of data to capture the first image.
1st photo of a black hole
1st photo of a black hole. After decades of conjecture and simulations an international. This soon to be famous image courtesy of the event horizon telescope eht is our first picture of the black hole that sits inside messier 87 m87 a galaxy located more than 53 million light. What youre seeing in the photo. Scientists have been using a global network of telescopes in an attempt to capture the first ever photos of a black hole.
Watch live starting 9 am. The team is still processing the data for sagittarius a. Todays photo features the supermassive black hole at the center of the m87 galaxy. For the first time we have a photo of a supermassive black hole dubbed m87 including its shadow.
First photo of a black hole. Now see some beautiful images of m87 the great galaxy that it calls home located some 55 million light years from earth.