Seeing a Black Hole Through Stephen Hawking’s Eyes

Years after the theoretical physicist upended our understanding of black holes, scientists are close to photographing one for the first time.

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre.

If confirmed, the black hole will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way, pictured, after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. Guardian graphic | Image: HO/AFP/Getty Images.

At the ALMA observatory in the Chilean Atacama desert to capture first image of a black hole

All about VLBI - EHT - GMVA from ALMA Control Room #FirstPictureOfBlackHole #EHT

Geplaatst door ALMA Observatory op donderdag 6 april 2017
ALMA Observatory Facebook Live – Apr 6, 2017

Dr. Ciriaco Goddi, BlackHoleCam Project Scientist from Radboud University and member of the Event Horizon Telescope team, explains what a black hole is. Along with the ALMA VLBI friend Violette Impellizzeri and the ALMA Phasing Project (APP) lead scientist Geoff Crew, the trio explains the purpose of observations at ALMA as part of the global network of the Event Horizon Telescope, which have the goal of imaging super-massive black holes.

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Observatories around the world to capture image of a black hole

Sky News – Apr 27, 2017

Professor Heino Falcke, from Radboud University and member of the Event Horizon Telescope team, explains what a black hole is and what we can expect to see from the experiment on Sky News.

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