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Finally, we get to see a picture of a black hole!

Discussion in 'General Astronomy Chat' started by Ed D, Apr 10, 2019.

Finally, we get to see a picture of a black hole!

Started by Ed D on Apr 10, 2019 at 8:09 AM

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  1. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    I just saw a Reuters article on MSN.com about the black hole image in M87. The NASA press release video shows a nice picture of the black hole, which looks quite similar to all the artists renditions I have seen over the years.

    I did a Google search for BLACK HOLE IMAGE which returned a lot of videos on this amazing leap for mankind. To me, this is as exciting as was watching the moon landing in 1969.

    Ed D
     
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    An amazing event!
    I watched the conference online this morning.
     
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    Mmmm, donuts! :D
     
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    why did I register here so late ?? It's incredible, thanks for saying that. I think this is a big step for all mankind, and I really liked the accurate comparison with the first landing on the moon.
     
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    So a black hole is black, space is black, and the only way to visually see it is by the defining corona around the event horizon, right? Weird.
     
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    Ditto, lol.
     
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    Kinda reminds me of something from The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy or Red Dwarf.

     
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