NASA FINALLY SPOTTED THE DARKEST HOLE IN MANKIND
Space is filled with so many things stars, planets and so many other things which are orbiting around in the space and there is this one black hole which has bothered the scientists since very long, almost after Einstein came up with his theory. So what can you imagine when the word black hole is spelled in front of you? A huge mass or a hole which is completely dark?
Black holes are extremely compressed cosmic objects which contain an incredible amount of mass within a tiny region. The region might be less, but it has the capacity to gulp anything revolving around the black-hole, literally anything.
And after so much of imagination and predictions finally, the scientists were able to capture the first-ever image of this black hole after the decades of Einstein inventing the equation which initially gave us the existence of black-hole. Since so many years this concept of black-hole was just in all the imaginations of the astronomers until Wednesday 10th April 2019. in a press conference at Washington Shep Doeleman an astronomer at Harvard university exclaimed that “ We have finally exposed the part of our universe we have never seen”.
For years, and for all the mounting scientific evidence, black holes have remained forsaken in the imaginations of artists and the algorithms of splashy computer models of the kind used in Christopher Nolan’s outer-space epic “Interstellar.” Now they are more real than ever. It is no more imagination from now. The highly anticipated cosmic portrait by the astronomers belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light-years away. That is one huge achievement for mankind to find how the black-hole looks like.
What does this image look like, a donut?
The image of the black hole shows the boundary between light and dark around a black hole, called the event horizon – the point of no return, where the gravity of black hole becomes so extreme that nothing that enters can ever escape. At the center of the black hole, time and space become so curved upon themselves that the laws of physics break down completely.
How did the astronomers get this image?
It was definitely not that easy of just getting a picture. To perform the observation, the astronomers combatted bad weather and glitchy electric grids. They dress in oxygen tanks and climbed three-mile-high mountains to escape the interference of Earth’s atmosphere. Then they spent the two years parsing literal truckloads of data, some of which had to be shipped on hard drives from the South Pole and defrosted outside a supercomputer facility at MIT. Finally, they tested their findings against the results of a million simulations of what a black hole might look like until at last, they spotted a match.
The image was taken by event horizon telescope which the group of eight radio telescopes which are scattered through Antarctica, Spain, and Chile. Almost 200 scientists were working day and night since years for this view of the black hole.