The M87 Black Hole Image - Beginner’s One Pager

On 10th April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first ever image of a Black Hole - the monster that lurks at the heart of the M87 galaxy, 54 million light years away.

I love this kind of stuff! To think of it, what we see here is something as it was 54 million years ago.

There have been many articles with lots of details, but I figured a single, simple one-pager would be helpful for many trying to make sense of the image.

So, without further ado, here it is:

M87 Black Hole

Source Links

National Science Foundation

Event Horizon Telescope

Astrophysical Journal Letters (see all team members’ names here)

Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Popular Science Article

Informative Reddit Thread

ESO YouTube Simulation

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