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In the popular imagination, it was thought that capturing a picture of a black hole was impossible as a result of a picture of one thing from which no mild can escape would seem fully black. For scientists, the challenge was how, from 1000’s and even hundreds of thousands of light-years away, to capture an image of the hot, glowing gas falling into a black hole. An ambitious team of international astronomers and computer scientists has managed to perform each.
An added complication is that comparable phenomena are observed round much less massive neutron stars and pulsars. Therefore, identification as a black hole requires astronomers to make an estimate of the mass of the item and its measurement. A black … Read MoreRead More »