The picture will be the first time an image has been snapped of the mysterious, swirling phenomenon deep in our galaxy. "I have seen many handsome, detailed images of black holes - but all were just simulations. It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in the Universe".
Researchers said that Sagittarius A* was too "active" to capture a clear picture, but the M87 blackhole - which measures 40 billion km across - was more photogenic. Telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, Chile, Mexico, Spain and the South Pole participated in the ambitious research project. This black hole now sits about 55 million light-years away in galaxy M87.
A supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun is seen in an undated NASA artist's concept illustration.
Black holes are areas in space where gravity is so strong that nothing - not even light - can escape them.
They created the image of a black hole by compiling data from eight earth-based telescopes positioned around the world. This monumental feat has been made possible by EHT's eight ground-based radio telescopes positioned throughout the world, coming together in an worldwide collaboration.
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Air Vice Marshal RGV Kapoor had confirmed that, "during aerial engagements one MiG 21 Bison of the IAF shot down one F-16". One of the many nicknames for the Soviet Union-made MiG-21 is silver swallow.
Dong Lai, astronomy professor and black hole expert at Cornell University believes that the EHT team is gearing up for a big reveal.
"I am not involved in the EHT, so I haven't seen any of the results, but I am excited to see them!" This light is expected to bend around the event horizon to create a lopsided, glowing ring, which researchers are hoping to see for the first time. Black holes form from remnants of a large star that dies in a supernova explosion. How do you take a picture of something that does not emit light?
Fortunately, more telescopes have joined the campaign over the past couple of years, and astronomers are working on ways to improve their data processing methods.
In essence, the EHT scientists photographed the shadow of the black hole cast by the accretion disc.
Earlier, the Taliban claimed to have conducted an attack with a auto bomb, saying "multiple invaders" had been killed. Three American soldiers were wounded in the blast and were receiving medical treatment, the statement also said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) is seeking a fourth consecutive term in office as Israel's leader. Growing numbers of families are fleeing poverty and gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
The allegations of an imminent Indian attack came on the same day Pakistan released the first batch of about 360 Indian prisoners. The foreign minister said India can stage another Pulwama-type incident to justify its misadventure against Pakistan .
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Its elite force, Saiqa (Lightning), numbers some 3,500, while Haftar's sons also have well-equipped troops, LNA sources say. France's stance has created tensions with Italy, which has sought a leading role to end the turmoil in its former colony.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that global banks and businesses "have a clear duty" to not work with the organization. Iran's top security council designated U.S. military forces a "terrorist organisation" in reaction to Washington's decision.
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Jason Aldean kicked off the awards show with a fun performance featuring the hit-making duo Florida Georgia Line . Musgraves' critically acclaimed " Golden Hour " also won best country album at the Grammys in February.
European Union foreign ministers on Saturday upped pressure on Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to halt his offensive on Tripoli. Pro-government forces from the coastal town of Zawiya battled them, retook the base and captured more than 100 of Haftar's men.
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen talks outside her home in Alexandria, Va., on Monday, April 8, 2019 . And yet, he continued, Nielsen was reportedly forced out because she wasn't tough enough on immigration.
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Nearly immediately afterwards, he missed a simple one-on-one with Eibar keeper Marko Dmitrovic . "We will see", he said. We will come out of this situation bit by bit, insisting in working hard, thinking positively, and nothing more.