The black hole is located at the center of the galaxy Messier 87, which is roughly 55 million light-years away from Earth. This monstrous black hole which has 4 million times greater mass than our sun will be unveiled to the public today by Event Horizon Telescope. "The strong gravity - the "event horizon" - of black holes create a dark shadow with a distinct shape where no light can be seen".
As any science-fiction fan knows, black holes are concentrated areas of gravitational collapse so massive that nothing - not even light - can escape their pull.
It's well known that a black hole's gravity is so overpowering that even light can not escape its center.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) partnership announced a high-quality photo of a black hole will be released on Wednesday - the first in history. Is it what you thought a black hole would look like?
Córdova is leading a news conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss the team's finding - a process taking place simultaneously on four continents, as researchers hold press conferences to share news of what they call "a groundbreaking result". But consider this: Black holes by their very nature are invisible. What we got is the image you see above.
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"The picture from the M87 galaxy emphatically confirms the models we have of rotating black holes".
Black holes, phenomenally dense celestial entities, are extraordinarily hard to observe by their very nature despite their great mass.
Fortunately, more telescopes have joined the campaign over the past couple of years, and astronomers are working on ways to improve their data processing methods.
The images released on Wednesday showed a bright ring at the centre of galaxy M87, which has been formed by the superheated gases falling into the black hole. A black hole does not let light escape, so it's hard to identify its existence, compared to any other empty space.