The breakthrough image was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a community of eight radio telescopes spanning locations from Antarctica into Spain and Chile, in an effort involving over 200 scientists. Sheperd Doeleman, Event Horizon Telescope Director and Harvard University senior research fellow stated:”Black holes are the most mysterious objects in the universe. We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We’ve taken a picture of a black hole.” The image provides the first direct glimpse of a black hole’s accretion disc, a fuzzy doughnut-shaped ring of gas and dust which “feeds” the creature inside. A video stream of the press conference.
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