Author: Matilda Williams
On the ninth of April 2019, an out of this world discovery was made, and it was literally out of this world. The first ever pictures of a black hole were taken.
This is the first photo of a black hole. It is very blurry, but you can make out the hole.
Here are some interesting facts about black holes.
· They are invisible to the human eye.
· The one that a photo was taken of is in the centre if the milky way.
· They distort time. A person going through a black hole will look as if they’re going slow.
At NASA, how did they take a picture of a black hole if it isn’t visible to the human eye?
The answer is simple: by looking for the effects of extreme gravity, which pulls stars and gases towards them.
Black holes are still a mystery, even to astrophysicists, and more will be discovered in the future.