First Image of a Black Hole!

First Image of a Black Hole!

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration observed the supermassive black hole at the center of M87, finding the dark central shadow in accordance with General Relativity, further demonstrating the power of this 100 year-old theory.

To understand more about why the shadows look the way they do, check out:

I will continue updating this description with more links.

Event Horizon Telescope collaboration:

Animations and simulations with English text:
L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Video of observation of M87 courtesy of:
C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Video of observation of SgrA* courtesy of
C. M. Fromm, Y. Mizuno & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Z. Younsi (University College London)

Video of telescopes in the array 2017:
C. M. Fromm & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Animations and simulations (no text):
L. R. Weih & L. Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd, Penward Rhyme

Scale animation by Maria Raykova


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  1. lolol that’s a solar eclipse dummy!!!!! only a gullible generation would believe this

    you are showing cgi lololol buddy the hubble never received colored images lololol

  2. Butttt here comes the most interesting question that if the black hole is 54 Million light years far from us and light speed in space is 300,000km/s….then does that black hole still exists? Where it is now???
    Because it would have taken a hell lot time for light to reach the satellite and the time is:-1692000000000000 seconds which is equal to 470000000000 hours

    Which is approximately 20000000000 days which is54,794,520.548years!!!!!!!!!

    That means the photo is that much year old

  3. All these objects BILLIONS of light years distances away including all these universes were created within 6 working days.
    I can read and learn much more than this information within seconds while reading the Holy Bible and Quran in details

  4. Technically the black hole isn’t really there because we’re seeing 50 million years back in time. At the very moment what the black hole is doing to our galaxy is a complete mystery that’ll be solved in this very moment but 50 million years later. In other words, everything’s a lie.

  5. The people who complained about it being blurry are so retarded. This is an image taken down to microarcseconds. Just a few millionths of one degree. 1 arcsecond Is the equivelent to an object a few hundred meters away being about 1 millimeter wide. So one microarcsecond is 1 millionth of that. This object is incredibly tiny compared to the mass. It is about 120 arc units wide. Considering the distance that is very hard to resolve. Given we can now resolve the arctic disc in reasonable detail too is astonishing. Any other telescope would resolve the collective light, but only one can separate the black hole from the accretion disc.

  6. I am just SO blown away with the achievement. It sounds so impossible to have done, yet mankind did it. I think this is as monumental a feet as the moon landing and far more difficult.