New Project Aims To Capture First Image Of A Black Hole

/ 3 years ago


A grant of 14 million Euros has been awarded to a team of astrophysicists to further their development of BlackHoleCam. They hope that their new venture will allow them to capture the first image of a black hole, something that has so far evaded our observations due to the fact they emit no light of their own, quite the opposite in fact.

“While most astrophysicists believe black holes exist, nobody has actually ever seen one,” Heino Falcke of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, one of BlackHoleCam’s three principal investigators, said in a statement.

Due to the nature of how we think black holes exist, the cannot actually be viewed directly, for all intents and purposes they’re invisible, but they’re effects on the surrounding space are not. The BlackHoleCam project will use supercomputers and radio telescopes to produce an image of a black hole using a wide range of data and could give us a deeper insight into the working of the universe.

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  • Skidmarks

    This is going to be something. I’ve heard a lot about black holes but I can’t fathom them.They say light can’t even escape from them. Maybe that’s why I’m just a regular PC tech and hack and not a highly educated astrophysicist.