The photo captured over 50 million light years away is 20 billion miles across and the image shows a ring of superheated gas around the black hole.
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The first photo of a black hole is finally here
We finally know what a black hole looks like.
After decades of conjecture and simulations, an international consortium of scientists released the first ever photos of a black hole on Wednesday.
“We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole,” Shep Doeleman, Event Horizon Telescope project (EHT) director, said as he revealed the photos at a press conference in conjunction with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.