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First Image of a Black Hole Released to the Public

The first ever image of a black hole has been unveiled through a global effort.

An international team of scientists have unveiled the first photo of a black hole, made possible through the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and eight Earth-based telescopes spanning the globe.

Black holes are made up of huge amounts of matter squeezed into a small space following the collapse of a star, creating a massive gravitational field.

The supermassive black hole of which an image was captured lies in the centre of a galaxy known as M87. Researchers also turned their telescopic eyes towards the centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way’s Sagittarius A*.