Situated at the centre of most galaxies, including ours, they are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull. Well, rather than looking directly at the black hole, the EHT looks at gas surrounding it to take an image of the black hole's shadow. Evidence suggests that every large galaxy contains a supermassive black hole at its center, which influences how that galaxy is formed and grows. It was Albert Einstein that first theorized that objects like black holes might exist, and further research suggested that they were actually fairly common in the universe, even though no human had never seen one.
The image of the black hole is the result of the large scale global research collaboration by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), where EU funding was provided through the European Research Council.
This image from the Event Horizon Telescope shows the supermassive black hole in the elliptical galaxy M87, surrounded by superheated material.
"We saw something so true", Doeleman said.
First, this is the first time that theories of gravity (Einstein's general relativity and others) have been tested in such strong-gravity environments. It's a comprehensive explanation of gravity that the former patent clerk thought of in 1915 before computers and with much weaker telescopes. At the center of the galaxy is a supermassive black hole.
Moving the telescope is the next step for Taiwan, in conjunction with Danish scientists in an effort to contribute to the EHT program, he said. "So often in my experience, nature wants to be beautiful". He wasn't part of the discovery team.
Myth says a black hole would rip a person apart, but scientists said that because of the particular forces exerted by an object as big as the one in M87, someone could fall into it and not be torn to pieces.
Even so, the image and all the data that accompanied it, is expected to give the scientists a lot of answers about black holes and even more questions, for a long time to come. Its "event horizon"-the precipice, or point of no return where light and matter get sucked inexorably into the hole-is as big as our entire solar system".
The Malaysian scientist who was a postdoctoral researcher at the Dark Cosmology Centre of the Niels Bohr Institute in the University of Copenhagen between 2013 and 2016 believes that the discovery of the black hole image is just the first step into a new era of astrophysics, reported Malay Mail.
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The project cost $50 million to $60 million, with $28 million of that coming from the National Science Foundation. So, the Event Horizon Telescope team did the next best thing, which was to hunt for a galaxy in the right orientation to be observed from Earth, and Messier 87 - and its black hole known as M87 - proved to be a flawless candidate.
"We are now studying how to move the telescope to the Greenland Summit, and how to construct the telescope site at the Summit", explained Chen Ming-tang (陳明堂), an Academia research fellow and one of the leading scientists in EHT.
The amount of data generated was so massive that it could not be transmitted over the internet, so it was flown to data centers by jet.
Professor Derek Ward-Thompson, University of Central Lancashire, said: This is a truly remarkable result.
And just to start to take pictures the weather had to be good at all eight telescopes on the same days in April 2017. With M87, it deviated from ideal circularity by less than 10 percent.
If the data is collected at the same time, scientists can use it to produce an image.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.