This New Look Into A Black Hole Is The Most Mesmerising Thing You'll See Today

Everyone remembers back in April when a team of 200 odd scientists created the first image of a black hole from data fetched a mere 55 million lightyears away?

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a collection of radio telescopes from around the world sharing data to create one huge telescope out of our planet to create an actual photographic image of a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation (including light) can escape?

No?

Okay well, here it is.

What you're looking at is a supermassive black hole around 6.5 BILLION times the size of our sun at the centre of the galaxy known as M87.

What this did was prove mathematical projections about the nature of black holes true, and made the lifes work of many an astrophysicist valid and very much appreciated. 

Now that you're up to speed, NASA has used the data collected to create a visualisation of what a black hole might look like in vivid detail. 

Vivid detail you can see below...

 

The large circular disc in the middle is the Event Horizon or the point that any type of electromagnetic radiation (radio, light, x-ray etc.) are not fast enough to escape the power of the black holes gravitational pull.

The more alluring part of this visualisation is the orange goo rhythmically flowing around the event horizon like a latte with too much caramel. This is very powerful radiation that can actually be seen with a telescope, the same as the first image of M87 via the EHT.

A truly massive feat for the yanks at NASA to allow us a gander into the deep dark of a black hole.

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