Sheperd Doeleman said the new image provides the first visual evidence to confirm that theory. Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the East Asian Observatory in Hawaii, told a press conference in Washington that gold and orange colours were selected "because this light is so hot". The existence of black holes has always been taken for granted because of the severe effect their gravity has on the orbits of stars in the galactic core. They are dense pockets of space with a super intense gravitational field that prevents any matter, radiation or even light from escaping.
"The event horizon, the point of no return".
Outside scientists suggested the achievement could be worthy of a Nobel, just like the gravitational wave discovery.
In addition to providing confirmation that black holes exist, the images serve to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity.
Scientists said the shape of the shadow would be nearly a flawless circle in Einstein's theory of general relativity, and if it turned out that it was not, there was something wrong with the theory. Seeing one "is a Herculean task", she said. That's because that light is approaching Earth.
UM Faculty of Science Department of Physics Radio Cosmology Laboratory head and investigator Dr Zamri Zainal Abidin said this would definitely boost the role of Malaysian astronomy. The image is very similar to numerous artists' drawings through the years of what scientists believed a black hole looked like. It is one more instance of the importance of collaboration in the advancement of science.
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Scientists across the world are very excited about the breakthrough picture. "To see the stuff going down the tubes, so to speak, to see it firsthand. That mystique is going to be made more real".
Multiple calibration and imaging methods were used to reveal a ring-like structure with a dark central region - the black hole's shadow - that persisted over seven consecutive days of observation, Asada explained. "Einstein right again - wouldn't he have loved to see this". At the center of the galaxy is a supermassive black hole. You can see the doodle above its search engine bar in your browser or on the Google Doodle site. The photo of the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, or M87, a massive galaxy in the relatively nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, shows a glowing ring of red, yellow and white surrounding a dark centre. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km).
It is also estimated to be 6.5 billion times more massive than the sun. The first-ever image of a Black Hole has been released by astronomers a few hours ago.
Myth says a black hole would rip you apart, but scientists said that because of the particular forces exerted by an object as big as the one they documented, someone could fall into it and not be torn to pieces.
He said the team "uncovered part of the universe that was off-limits to us".
'They did really incredible work to get us the data that we have, and we're exceedingly grateful'.