event horizon

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Credit: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/science/black-hole-event-horizon-telescope.html

[DIGEST: IFLS; astronomy; phys.org; National Geographic; astronomy.fas.harvard.edu;)

Taking a picture of a black hole focuses less on its core than its edges, and the light and debris surrounding it. Scientists have long believed that black holes are large, extremely strong gravitational bodies that prevent even light from escaping. A series of special telescopes were placed across the globe to capture giant amounts of data about a black hole in our own galaxy. Researchers now begin to process this information, hoping to create the first photograph of a black hole by 2018.

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