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Release No.: 2019-12
For Release: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 9:07am

CfA Plays Central Role In Capturing Landmark Black Hole Image

Using the Event Horizon Telescope, scientists obtained an image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy M87. The black hole is outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon. This is the first picture of a black hole.

Credit: EHT collaboration

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