32 of the funniest reactions to the first ever image of a black hole being revealed

Greg Evans
Wednesday 10 April 2019 14:45
Science and Tech

Astronomers have today revealed the first ever picture of a real black hole in space.

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.

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.

What could possibly be at the centre of this vast entity?

A lot of people thought it looked like the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings.

Sauron wasn't the only thing that it reminded people of.

Some people want to... fight it?

Of course, there were the inevitable Brexit references.

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