THURSDAY: First ever photos of a black hole (possibly)

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(WIAT) — Anticipation is building around the possibility of seeing the first ever photos of a black hole on Thursday. Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, or EHT,  are presenting what they call a “groundbreaking result.”


EHT has been using a global network of telescopes in an attempt to capture the images of a black hole. Scientists combined the power of eight radio telescopes around the world to effectively create a virtual telescope about the same size as the Earth.

According to NASA, black holes are made up of huge amounts of matter squeezed into a tiny space. Their massive gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape it. The existence of black holes is universally accepted among today’s astronomers, but there is still a lot we do not know about them.
 

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