Cue the Johnny Cash because this thing is a “Ring of Fire!”
Scientists were finally able to capture a photo of a supermassive black hole (now cue some Muse). But it was no easy task.
According to The Verge, it took “supercomputers, eight telescopes stationed on five continents, hundreds of researchers, and vast amounts of data to accomplish.”
But here it is:
What does today's black hole image news mean? Our @ChandraXRay Observatory team puts it into perspective and shares just what a difficult feat it was for @NSF and @EHTelescope to obtain the new black hole image. Read more about #EHTBlackHole: https://t.co/s9xoxt8l3S pic.twitter.com/TQD8HSdbGG
— NASA (@NASA) April 10, 2019