Scientists photograph a black hole for the first time

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Using the Event Horizon Telescope, scientists obtained an image of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. / National Science Foundation

A team of international scientists have captured a photo of a supermassive black hole for the first time. It’s a major confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which predicted the formation of black holes more than a century ago.