Images Of A Supermassive Black Hole To Be Unveiled By Scientists

Black Hole

The very first image of Black Hole is expected to be released today Wednesday 10/4/2019 by Event Horizon Telescope. This image would prove to be groundbreaking in this most hyped moment this year. This is the first time Black Hole image will be observed since our very existence.

There have been many discoveries made in the last three years revealing that when black hole collides they send literal shockwaves across galaxies which can move every piece of matter that is surrounding us.
A black hole has been never seen till date. Scientists have only studied them that cost more than millions of dollars.

Event Horizon Telescope has not released any further detail, but with the image when released the scientific team can learn about the nature of the black hole and how they are shaped.

A relevant question that has put many scientists scratching there head is How come Black Holes are millions to billions of times the mass of Sun.

“Even though those processes are things that could happen, we have not seen any of them happening in front of our eyes to be able to
understand it,”

“By taking a picture very, very close to the event horizon, we can now start exploring our theories of what happens when I throw matter onto a black hole.”
Dimitrios Psaltis, an Event Horizon Telescope project scientist at the University of Arizona

The Event Horizon Telescope had observed two black holes in April 2017: Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and M87, which is thought to be in the center of a nearby galaxy called Virgo, these objects are thought to be incredibly dense. Besides Sagittarius A is thought to be 4 million times more massive than our Sun and 30 times larger than the star.

To focus in on the massive but distant objects, the Event Horizon team employed telescopes in Chile, Hawaii, Arizona, the South Pole, and other locations around the globe.

Each telescope measured the radiation coming from the large swaths of gas and dust that are thought to surround black holes. These clouds of gas heat up to billions of degrees, and because the material is so hot, they emit lots of radiation, which the team could then observe from Earth.

All of that data was then combined in a supercomputer to make an image that looked as if it came from a single, giant telescope.

Moreover, the reason it has taken so long to mount a project of this scale is that the telescopes gather so much information which is something about one petabyte, or a million gigabytes of data through each night of observing.

The team had to wait for hard drive technology to evolve so that it could hold the sheer amount of data that the team was collecting.

“It’s the largest amount of recording of any other experiment in physics or astronomy, Five years ago, you couldn’t buy enough hard drives to have a terabyte of data on a telescope,” says Psaltis.

What Is A Black Hole?

Types Of Black Hole


Primordial black holes

Stellar-mass black holes

Intermediate-mass black holes

Supermassive black holes

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