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Story of the Year: Humanity's First Look at a Black Hole

31 Dec 2019, 22:00 UTC
Story of the Year: Humanity's First Look at a Black Hole Event Horizon Telescope

This spring, astronomers revealed the first image ever taken of a black hole, bringing a decades-long effort to a dramatic conclusion. The image offers humanity its first glimpse of the gas and debris that swirl around the object’s event horizon, the point beyond which material disappears forever. A staple of science fiction has finally become visibly real.

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