The scientific community rejoiced on 10 April 2019 as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) captured the first ever image of a black hole. The EHT is a group of radio telescopes, each located in different parts of the world, working together to create a virtual telescope the size of the Earth. The black hole, located at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, is approximately 55 million light-years away from our planet. The groundbreaking discovery provided insight into the behavior of black holes and will allow scientists to further explore the mysteries of our universe.
Today: November 30, 2023