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Building Blocks: Black Hole Snapshot

Black hole picture, incoming!

By Eric BetzMar 10, 2017 12:00 AM
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(Credit: ESO/L. Calçada)

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Astronomers using the Event Horizon Telescope over 10 days in April hope to grab the first image of a black hole. Black holes emit no light, so to get the shot, the radio telescope array will focus on the hot gas circling the event horizon that surrounds the tiny target.

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