An international scientific team on Wednesday unveiled a landmark achievement in astrophysics — the first photo of a black hole. The image has been captured by a network of eight telescopes across the world, BBC reported.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight radio telescopes, was designed precisely for this.
Black holes are phenomenally dense celestial entities with gravitational fields so powerful no matter or light can escape, making them extraordinarily difficult to observe despite their great mass.
Blackholes swallow the surrounding gas, which swirls around in a flattened disk, spiralling into it at speeds close to light. The radiation from this hot whirlpool, however, can be seen.
(With PTI inputs)