A network of eight radio telescopes around the world helped capture the first image of a black hole in history, which revolutionized our understanding of the most mysterious organisms in the universe.
This beautiful photo was made by Event Horizon Telescope , A network of eight radio telescopes that extend from Antarctica to Spain and Chile, in an effort of more than 200 scientists.
The image shows a halo of dust and gas behind the contours of a huge black hole in the heart of the Milky Way of Messière 87, 55 million light years from Earth.
First image of the black hole
The black hole itself – an invisible object that cannot be seen by light or material – reveals to astronomers new secrets about these mysterious objects.
Said Shepard Doelman, director Horizon event telescope "Black holes are the most mysterious things in the universe, we've seen what we thought was invisible and we took a picture of a black hole."