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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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There’s not a lot that can pass for #Fantasy, #scifi, and #horror #writing inspiration, but this one can: alien moon. I like this one in particular because the cover of my soon-to-be released novella has a moon on it.  Yes, I will be sharing that soon.

From NASA’s APOD: Saturn’s Iapetus: Painted Moon. Image Credit: Cassini Imaging TeamSSIJPLESANASA