An iconic image of a black hole

The first image of a black hole
Caught on camera: the first image of a black hole (credit: EHT Collaboration)

It’s been a landmark week for astronomy and physics following the publication of the first-ever image of a black hole.

Taken by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), it is surely set to become one of the most iconic images in science.

You can can find out all about the discovery by reading my story in Physics World, watching this cool social video we made as well as listening to me ramble on about it in the Physics World weekly podcast.

And if that’s not enough then check out this round-up I wrote about all those black-hole inspired memes that spread over social media on 10 April.

It will be fascinating to see how astronomers improve these images over the coming years through adding extra radio telescopes to the EHT array as well as improved data analysis.

 

Author: Michael Banks

UK science journalist

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