Astronomers on Wednesday picked up the first ever picture of a black hole in a distant galaxy, 40 billion kilometers – three times the size of the Earth – and scientists called it a “monster.”
The black hole is located at 500 million trillion kilometers and was filmed by a network of eight telescopes around the world. Details were published in the magazine Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Professor Hino Falk of the University of Radbod in the Netherlands, who suggested the experiment, confirmed that the black hole was found in a galaxy called M87“It is more than 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun, and one of the heaviest black holes we believe to exist is an absolute monster and a hero in the world of black holes in the universe,” he said.
The image of the black hole is a brightly lit “ring of fire”, as Professor Falk describes it, surrounded by a perfectly circular dark hole. The bright halo is caused by the fall of frantic gas in the hole, and the light is brighter than all the other billions of stars in the galaxy combined – That it can be seen at a distance from the ground.
The edge of the dark circle in the center is the point at which the gas enters the black hole, an object with such great gravity, and not even the light can escape.