First Image of a Black Hole!

zingo
zingo AudiophilePosts: 11,255
edited April 2019 in The Clubhouse
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Black Hole Image Makes History

Understanding a Black Hole Image

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  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 7,692
    That is so cool
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,358
    Guess you've never seen the pics of Doro in his chaps.....

    All seriousness though, this is simply amazing.
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  • SCompRacer
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    Willow wrote: »
    Guess you've never seen the pics of Doro in his chaps.....

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  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    My alarm went off this morning, you know the kind where it says a couple of headlines with nice music in the background. In my half awaken state I heard about the black hole, jumped up and googled it. Super crazy awesome stuff. This is a huge deal!
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,829
    That is cool!

    When I first read the title of this thread, however, I thought maybe you were referring to where all my audio hobby funding was going! :smile:
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  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,895
    Its really cool they can get a photo of it and prove it, but am I the only one that is a bit disappointed in the image? I guess after years of sci-fi movies depicting really cool stuff, this is a little low quality.
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,400
    All the wins disappear in that black hole ;)
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,678


    This video always puts it into perspective for me... :/
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • zingo
    zingo Audiophile Posts: 11,255
    It’s amazing we can get that picture resolution for an object THAT far from earth.
  • obieone
    obieone Posts: 5,077
    edited April 2019
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,358
    obieone wrote: »
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,264
    …..and nobody put Russ's face on that ? Slow you guys are today. :)
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  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    I have a picture of a black hole...it just so happens to be my wallet once joining here.
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  • zingo
    zingo Audiophile Posts: 11,255
    The resolution of the picture is very low because it is 53.5 million light years from earth, but we cab still observe it because it’s a VERY large object.

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,521
    Yes, it is big. Cosmic scales just amaze me.
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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,477
    Imagine my disappointment when I opened this thread and did NOT see a picture of my ex wife...
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,400
    So on all seriousness....objects and light that enters the, or any, black hole goes where?? That is mind blowing to me. That and the magnitude of how big is "big" and how small can things be. Religion aside, there is a part to all of this that we still do not understand....or at least it's just me.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,774
    edited April 2019
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,412
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ahh.
    now I understand this black hole image thing. I just needed a little context.

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