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originally posted by: boomerdude
Absolutely stunning. Yet I find it odd that so many theories, even from the early twentieth century turn out to look exactly as theorized. CG Universe indeed!
originally posted by: odzeandennz
This is remarkable.
But I want the raw data.
I want the entire spectrum of light, the entire fields at which they took each photo to composite them, i want the size of the disc, hawking radiation, what is directly behind the black hole from our point of view and can we verify there is a time warp between it and whatever galaxy is behind it. ..
I want to know the instruments that were used, multiple telescopes in this case..
Why is science being dumb down for the masses?
Why aren't we captivated by rocket launches and the possibility of landing on Mars or the Mariana trench?
Science is becoming something bohemian when anti-vaxxers are letting their kids die and pictures of a blackhole is just a 'meh' event and the public gets a #ty image and no salient information.
So for the non science folk and those who watched Interstellar, this is not an optical photo, so spare the focus comments, also appreciate that this is thousands of light years away and is an image of something that was only a theory till today. Now confirmed, it will support relativity and change the understanding of the universe. Take it for what it is and represents, not just what it looks like.
originally posted by: Goedhardt
Black hole picture!
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87.
No, this is not a ‘yo mama is so fat,...’ joke!
I don’t know how to enbed a photo Can anyone tell me how?
Bonus Link: news.harvard.edu...