New ResultsFirst ever picture of a black hole

Today, an international team of researchers—the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration—released the first ever picture of a black hole.


Several press conferences was simultaneously broadcasted at 15:00 CEST, all speaking about the same breakthrough. A picture of a black hole, captured from mm-wavelength radio signals emitted from the center of the Messier 87 galaxy. You can watch the press conference here. So what are we really looking at in this picture? Veritasium has you covered:

Additionally (edit!): Veritasium has a follow up video that includes Sagittarius A*—the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. You may also want to watch the astronomers involved in Sixty symbols talk about the announcement and what it means. Plus, Deep Sky Videos has a video about the Messier 87 galaxy itself.