April 28 came out somewhat mysterious advertisement from European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. He pledges to present “pioneering” discoveries from the Milky Way next Thursday at ESO’s headquarters in Munich.
What is a revelation expressly, advertising gives few details about it.
But looking at the participating organizations, there are predictions that it will be something to do with the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Searching for black holes
ESO It is an international organization consisting of more than a dozen member countries and has three large observatories in Chile, where the starry sky is one of the darkest and clearest on Earth.
event horizon telescopeThe project consists of a global network of radio telescopes that work together to study black holes. These are essentially the supermassive black holes at the center of the distant galaxy Messier 87 and in our own Milky Way.
Black holes are a designation for regions of space where the gravitational forces are so strong that nothing, not even light, seems to be able to escape from them. great norwegian encyclopedia.
A black hole consists of an object, like a large star, that collapses into a collapse so that practically all the mass gathers in a single point.
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The first image of a black hole
In the past, black holes were only illustrated by drawings of what NASA thought they looked like. But in 2019, researchers were able to come up with a solution The first image of a black holethanks to Event Horizon.
This is the strongest evidence we have that black holes exist. Of all the great discoveries, this is just the beginning, said Shepherd Doelman, Event Horizon Telescope Director. CNN.
The image submitted in 2019, showing the massive hole at the center of galaxy M87, is not an image of the hole itself. What appears is glowing gas around the crater.
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Confirms Einstein’s theory
Jessica Dempsey, one of the researchers behind the hack, said she believes the luminous ring is reminiscent of Sauron’s eye from the “Lord of the Rings” movies.
– We’ve been looking for this for a long time. We’re getting closer and closer to better technology, said Dempsey, who is affiliated with the East Asia Observatory in Hawaii.
The black hole’s circular shadow also provided further confirmation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which predicts a circular shadow.
Thursday’s press conference will be broadcast live on ESO’s own website and YouTube channel.
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