This monumental event comes courtesy of the Event Horizon Telescope project, which used telescopes from all over the planet to observe the black hole, which resides around 54 million light years from Earth.
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center… https://t.co/u6OrqQ5MoX
The image was unveiled at news conferences in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo, with the US National Science Foundation director France Cardova saying: "This is a huge day for astrophysics. We're seeing the unseeable."
The image is a far cry from the stereotypical image of a black hole that were are used to thanks to sci-fi movies, but it is impressive nonetheless due to the density and vast size of black holes, rendering them virtually impossible to observe.
Considering that this is such a huge moment for all of mankind, there is understandably a lot of reaction and yes, you've guessed, there are a lot of memes and jokes.
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