Astronomers from Radboud University in the Netherlands have captured the first ever image of a black hole.
The black hole – located 500 million trillion km away in a distant M87 galaxy – is over 40 billion km across. This makes the monster stellar object is three million times the size of the Earth, larger than the size of our entire Solar System with a mass 6.5 billion times that of our Sun.
How did they capture the first photo of a blackhole
How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman – the person behind the first picture of Black Hole explains the process.
The image was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world and published today in Astrophysical Journal Letters.
How can we actually understand the image of a blackhole
Australian-born, Canadian science – who runs the awesome Veritasium channel on Youtube – has broken what is that image is really showing us.