Mike Vickers' Blog

April 10, 2019

An Image of a Black Hole

Filed under: Black Holes, Brexit, Space, World Class — derryvickers @ 2:32 pm

A change from Brexit where cooperation within the EHT consortium is not dimmed by National Identity.

This cooperation on a World scale and shows what can be done where the spirit is willing, people want to work together and politics takes a back seat.

From today’s Guardian – 10 April 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/10/black-hole-picture-captured-for-first-time-in-space-breakthrough

For more technical detail see:

https://eventhorizontelescope.org/

A masterly feat!

I find it difficult to comprehend that you see the black hole itself not obsured by hot gas but I accept the explanation that its an effect of twisted gravity round the hole.

PS I note that Corriere della Sera

‘The First (historical) image of a black hole: in the Net the most ironic comparisons, from Tortellino to the eye of Sauron’

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