Release Images

Release No.: 2020-24
For Release: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:00am

M87*'s Shadow Is Wobbling and Has Been for a While

An animation showing the change in appearance of the M87* black hole over the course of a year. The bright side of the black hole varies over time, creating a visible wobbling effect.

Credit. M. Wielgus, D. Pesce & the EHT Collaboration

EHT array history

Snapshots of the M87* black hole appearance, obtained through imaging / geometric modeling, and the EHT array of telescopes in 2009-2017. The diameter of all rings is similar, but the location of the bright side varies.

Credit: M. Wielgus, D. Pesce & the EHT Collaboration

Telescopes participating in the EHT observations of M87*

Telescopes participating in the EHT observations of M87* in 2009-2018 and the array expected in 2021.

Credit: M. Wielgus, D. Pesce & the EHT Collaboration