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First Image Of A Black Hole

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Black Hole 101:

What Exactly Is A Black Hole: The AP describes it as “the cosmic place of no return” – a part in the universe that has such a strong gravitational pull everything (and conceivably everyone) would be pulled into it.

Our Take: Imagine celestial quicksand for gravity, sucking light, gas, and beyond into its abyss.

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“From a scale of zero to amazing, it was amazing.”

Erin Bonning, an astrophysicist and black hole researcher at Emory University. The photo confirms not only that black holes exist, but adds weight to Einstein's *theory* of relativity (how gravity behaves) - a pillar of modern physics law.
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FUN FACTS:

  • The black hole pictured is 53 million light-years from Earth.
  • 8 international telescopes worked together to capture the image.
  • There’s already talk of a Nobel prize for the photo.
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Just for fun: This picture only adds weight to our commonly used expressions that “things REALLY DO get lost in a black hole”!

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