First Image of a Black Hole!

zingozingo AudiophilePosts: 11,835
edited April 10 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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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,418
    That is so cool
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,689
    Guess you've never seen the pics of Doro in his chaps.....

    All seriousness though, this is simply amazing.
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    Willow wrote: »
    Guess you've never seen the pics of Doro in his chaps.....

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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,555
    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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  • verbverb Posts: 7,939
    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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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,820
    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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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,720
    That's old news, images of the Black Hole have been around for years. 253bde62vs8d.jpg
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,739
    All the wins disappear in that black hole ;)
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,134


    This video always puts it into perspective for me... :/
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,606
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,835
    It’s amazing we can get that picture resolution for an object THAT far from earth.
  • obieoneobieone Posts: 5,108
    edited April 11
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,689
    obieone wrote: »
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,612
    …..and nobody put Russ's face on that ? Slow you guys are today. :)
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,555
    I have a picture of a black hole...it just so happens to be my wallet once joining here.
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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,835
    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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  • DoneandGoneDoneandGone Posts: 65
    Wow
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,176
    Yes, it is big. Cosmic scales just amaze me.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,100
    Imagine my disappointment when I opened this thread and did NOT see a picture of my ex wife...
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,739
    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 MTony M Posts: 8,352
    edited April 14
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ahh.
    now I understand this black hole image thing. I just needed a little context.

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