• Image of Jet coming out of M87 black hole from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team.

    The Science and Discovery Behind Man’s First Image of a Black Hole

    For decades, scientists, astronomers and physicists let their imaginations play around with the topic of a black hole and the speculations about its existence. On April 10th, 2019, Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) researchers announced their success in capturing the first image of a supermassive black hole. The EHT is a global collaboration of 200 scientists and 8 of the largest radio telescopes created to retrieve visual evidence of black holes. “Scientists around the world coming together to explore the mystery of black holes and beyond is mind-blowing. It’s also astonishing to see Einstein’s theory come to life after all these years! This news has shaken up the world of science…