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The first-ever black hole photographed is 3 million times the size of c.

 

The first-ever black hole photographed is 3 million times the size of Earth.




The photo was released in April 2019 and shows a halo of dust and gas 310 million trillion miles from Earth.

It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of eight linked telescopes, and was also captured due to the algorithm of programmer Katie Bouman.

Scientists just captured the first-ever photo of a black hole, capturing an object that is 54 million light-years away and is 3 million times the size of the earth.

Researchers from 40 nations spent around 13 years capturing the image of the black hole, which is 6.5 billion times larger than the Sun, with one astrophysicist saying during the briefing that "it feels like looking at the gates of Hell, at the end of space and time."

Despite its huge scientific importance, some people were disappointed by the photo, which they say looks more like a smudge on a camera lens than an celestial object larger than our entire solar system.

 






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