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The radio telescope at the Algonquin Observatory
An worldwide scientific team on Wednesday declared a milestone in astronomy - the first-ever picture of black hole - employing a global network of telescopes to achieve insight into celestial objects with attractive force fields therefore sturdy in spite of or lightweight will escape. This use of the focus also deepens the blacks, which improves the quality of the black holes center.
The team's observations of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, lend strong support to the theory of general relativity put forward in 1915 by physicist Albert Einstein to explain the laws of gravity and their relation to other natural forces. The announcement was created in synchronous news conferences in Washington, Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipeh and national capital. This part resides regarding fifty four million light-years from Earth.Black holes, phenomenally dense celestial entities, area unit very tough to watch despite their nice mass. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km).
While key funding indeed came from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European Union's European Research Council and funding agencies in East Asia, dozens of foundations and scientific research groups around the world participated financially, meaning only a few pennies of the taxes you paid yesterday were used in helping the scientific world make a telescope nearly as large as the earth itself.
"We have a lot of evidence that the theory of gravity works really well in our solar system, but this new image provides a direct test of our theory of gravity in the extreme environment around a supermassive black hole", he said.
"This is the first time we have a visual image of the region so close to the black hole event horizon (a point of no return)".
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Astrophysicist Dimitrios Psaltis of the University of Arizona, the EHT project scientist, said, "The size and shape of the shadow matches the precise predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity, increasing our confidence in this century-old theory".
This can be referred to as the black hole's shadow or silhouette. Captured by a global network of ground-based telescopes, the image showed a dark abyss at the center of a glowing ring of super-heated gas.
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