Historical trivia: 2010 first-ever photo of a black hole

The year that just ended (2019) marked another first for mankind. On April 10th, the world was treated…

The year that just ended (2019) marked another first for mankind. On April 10th, the world was treated to something unprecedented: the first-ever image of a black hole.

Historical trivia: 2010 first-ever photo of a black hole
Historical trivia: 2010 first-ever photo of a black hole

Specifically, the image captured the Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) at the center of M87, a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the Virgo constellation.

This accomplishment drew on years of hard work involving astronomers, observatories, and scientific institutions from all around the world.

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