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Black Hole Pictured for First Time, in Spectacular Detail

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Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using the Event Horizon Telescope observations of the centre of the galaxy M87.

Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Astronomers have finally glimpsed the blackness of a black hole. By stringing together a global network of radio telescopes, they have for the first time produced a picture of an event horizon—a black hole's perilous edge—against a backdrop of swirling light.

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