“Fathomless Dark Creations of the Universe” –Sir Roger Penrose, The Man Who Proved They Exist

Milky Way's Central Black Hole Region

 

The blurry orange image of the monster black hole the size of our solar system at the center of massive elliptical galaxy M87 captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) on April 10, 2019, was one of the most extraordinary achievements in modern science. The image is an epic example of the human species ability to imagine the existence of an object that not long ago, scientists of the stature of an Einstein, believed  “did not exist in the real world,” nor that a fathomless dark creation existed at the very real, violent center of our home galaxy.

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