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Apr 11, 2019 - 15:50 GMT+0200

After the gravitational waves demonstrated the existence of the black hole in 2016, the first direct proof and the image that bears witness has arrived. The photo showing the impassable boundary of a black hole has been “developed” thanks to the simultaneous observations of eight radio telescopes scattered all over the world. It took years of observation and 14 m EUR in funding from the European Research Council, the ERC. The image of the black hole appears as a sort of reddish ring, at the centre of the M87 galaxy, with a mass of six and a half billion that of our sun….

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