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Explaining the picture of the black hole

Explaining the picture of the black hole

Everyone seems to be talking about the recently released picture of a black hole. But what does this mean? How can we take a picture of a black hole? What even is a black hole? We talked to Assistant Professor Mahito Sasada who worked on the Event Horizon Telescope project to help us try and explain the image of the black hole. Some responses have been edited for clarity. Firstly, what is a black hole? Sasada: “The region where the black hole is, is black because there is no light. Light cannot escape from the black hole to anywhere, but we can see light in other regions [of space]. [Black… Read more