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Black hole picture captured for first time: See the best funniest reactions & jokes

Black hole picture captured for the first time: See the best funniest reactions & jokes: On April 10, 2019, the black hole, which had been a concept till now, finally got a face. The space scientists were finally able to capture the first image of the black hole which was captured by eight telescopes indicating a revolution in our understanding of the universe’s most mysterious matters.

The picture displays a halo of dust and gas, marking out the outline of an immense black hole, at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy, 55m light years from Earth.

Talking about the black hole, so it is a cosmic trapdoor through which neither light nor any form of matter can enter as well as it is unseeable. But the most recent observations take astronomers right to its verge for the very first time, enlightening the event horizon further than which all known physical laws collapse.

The significant image was taken by Event Horizon Telescope, which is a network of eight radio telescopes that are spread through Antartica to Spain and Chile. The image was an outcome of the hard work of more than 200 scientists.

Sheperd Doeleman, who is a senior research associate at Harvard University and Event Horizon Telescope Director, in an interview said: “Black holes are the most mysterious objects in the universe. We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have taken a picture of a black hole.”

France Córdova, director of the US National Science Foundation and an astrophysicist, said that thepicture, which she had only seen as it was disclosed at the press conference she was leading, had got tears to her eyes. “We have been studying black holes for so long that sometimes it’s easy to forget that none of us has seen one,” she said. She also added, “This will leave an imprint on people’s memories.”


The image provides the first straight sight of a black hole’s accretion disc, a fuzzy doughnut-shaped ring of gas and dust that progressively “feeds” the monster inside it.

A member of the EHT collaboration, Ziri Younsi, who is based at University College London said, “We got super lucky, the weather was perfect.”

The association is still functioning on generating an image of the Milky Way’s black hole. “We hope to get that very soon,” said Doeleman.

On the other hand, the observations do not yet disclose anything about the black hole’s enigmatic interior.

Younsi said, “The black hole is not the event horizon, it’s something inside. It could be something just inside the event horizon, an exotic object hovering just beneath the surface, or it could be a singularity at the centre … or a ring.” She further added, “It doesn’t yet give us an explanation of what’s going on inside.”

On the other hand, this breakthrough image of the Black Hole has also turn out to be the fodder for some funny memes and we have collected the best ones for you. So let’s have a look….