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Astronomers Aim To Take First Picture of Black Hole

Taking a picture of a black hole, an object so gravitationally bound that not even photons of light can escape, sounds like an oxymoron, but astronomers this week will attempt to do just that.

What they’re hoping to glimpse is something called the “event horizon” — the swirl of matter and energy that are visible around the rim of the black hole just before it falls into the abyss.

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This is really incredible. Imagine the possibilities. Now this is #science inspiring #scifi.

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More #scifi #writing #inspiration from #NASA. A powerful image of the galaxy Centaurus A, at the center of which is thought to be a massive black hole. You can’t make this stuff up.

Across the Center of Centaurus A 
Image Credit: NASAESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA) – ESA/Hubble Collaboration; Acknowledgement: R. O’Connell (U. Virginia)