Scientists Release the First Image of a Massive Black Hole

Here’s how they did it

Shannon Stirone
OneZero
Published in
4 min readApr 10, 2019

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OfOf all the enigmatic phenomena in our universe, there’s perhaps one that has captured our attention and imagination the most, even though we had never actually seen one: the black hole. These space objects are so dense that even light cannot escape their grip. Ever since Einstein first proposed their existence, we’ve made…

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