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Why Don’t We Have a Photo of a Black Hole Yet?

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Categories: Astronomy   |   Physics   |   Science  
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Wondering where the Event Horizon Telescope is at with the world's first photo of a black hole? So are we. We headed back to MIT Haystack Observatory to find out.

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Event Horizon Telescope

MIT Haystack Observatory

Journey into a Schwarzschild black hole
The simplest kind of black hole is a Schwarzschild black hole, which is a black hole with mass, but with no electric charge, and no spin. Karl Schwarzschild discovered this black hole geometry at the close of 1915, within weeks of Einstein presenting his final theory of General Relativity.

Black Hole Hunters
Known as the Event Horizon Telescope, named after the point of no return in a black hole, its job was to see what has been until now unseeable: an exquisitely small, dark circle of nothing, a tiny shadow in the glow of radiation at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

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