The black holes are so strange that they hardly envelop themselves. They are super-dense objects with gravitational attraction so strong that nothing can avoid them and as we know they exist, astronomers have never photographed. Strange right?
When it comes to finding a black hole, the distance is really what holds humanity back. It is believed that the nearest supermassive black hole on Earth is located in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, but this is a long, long stretch for modern telescope technology. Others, smaller black holes are much closer, but they are still very difficult to spot. What can be.
The message we think will be the release of the first images of a real black hole is incredibly great. In fact, it is so great that astronomers will hold six separate press conferences to present the research in many countries around the world, from Belgium to Tokyo to Washington, and at the same time deliver "extensive audiovisual material". Work has become possible through a network of telescopes around the world that together form the so-called Event Horizon telescope. The idea is that by combining the power of the telescope located on different places on the planet, the team creates a virtual Earth-sized telescope capable of penetrating deeper into the solar system than ever before.
lasts more than a decade, but as the telescope gains power, it is capable of more advanced imaging, and seems to have reached a point where capture of black hole images is possible.
If the big astronomy team behind the job is really ready to show us a real black hole for the first time, it will be an incredible day and we can not wait to see it.