Images of black holes have always been difficult to capture. But now this problem has been solved, and the first snapshot of a strange space object is waiting for us.\n
According to scientists, in the center of our galaxy there is a massive black hole called Sagittarius A*. We can see it through the Event Horizon Telescope, which is operated by astronomers from many countries.
Imagining a black hole is extremely difficult, and until 1978 this idea seemed senseless to the scientific community. That all changed with the work of a scientist named Jean-Pierre Luminet who was able to simulate an image of the mysterious space object using a computer from IBM. He based it on the fact that an accretion disc should appear along with the strong effect of gravity on a material, which it turned out to depict.
It is known for certain that black holes are asymmetric, uneven, and subject to the influence of a huge number of physical factors like the Doppler effect. It is extremely difficult to imagine this and so the authors of popular science fiction films use creative assumptions and show black holes in a simple way.
When a black hole does not absorb matter it is invisible. But its gravitational effects still appear and the sky behind the object is greatly distorted. We will see something similar in the pictures taken by the Event Horizon Telescope.
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