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The first ever direct picture of a black hole in the Milky Way could soon be released to an eager public. 

Direct images of these gaping maws are difficult to make as they swallow all light that surrounds them, leaving an absence of anything to picture. 

Researchers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) first hinted back in January that they had captured such an image in the Milky.

A press conference on April 10 will see the first results from the Event Horizon Telescope - with many expecting the image to finally be released  

 

that would be something.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6873379/Astronomers-soon-reveal-picture-taken-black-hole.html

I don't get a lot of it, they say nothing can escape a black hole, but they also say

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Astronomers have released a stunning new image of a gigantic beam of radiation shooting out into space from a supermassive black hole, with the particle jet measuring three times longer than the diameter of the Milky Way.

anyway, this is a lecture I watched on the subject, which is really accessible.... by one of those brilliant scientists.... his explanations are very good.

 

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14 minutes ago, JCon said:

1st-ever photo of a black hole to be revealed - CBC.ca

Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project holding news conference at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday

 

Truly amazing what these scientists, and engineers,  are doing.  Lucky for them their work doesn't affect oil industry profit.

black holes....... the universe is  astounding.

 

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here's a real nice and concise high-level explanation of how one takes a picture of a black hole. It involves taking simultaneous measurements from several telescopes worldwide and then filling in the gaps using computer guesswork. super cool.

 

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12 hours ago, johnzo said:

here's a real nice and concise high-level explanation of how one takes a picture of a black hole. It involves taking simultaneous measurements from several telescopes worldwide and then filling in the gaps using computer guesswork. super cool.

 

Another fan of Interstellar.

Which I am not btw. Think that movie falls off the rails like the one on the river Kwai.

 

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