Astronomers announced that they will be releasing the first-ever photo of a black hole, which are collapsed stars with gravity so strong that even light cannot escape their grasp, on Wednesday. What will you see? Possibly a dark mass surrounded by a ring of bright light to mark the event horizon, or the edge of a black hole where light can’t escape. The images are coming from the Event Horizon Telescope, a collection of telescopes in Chile, Hawaii, Arizona, Mexico, Spain and at the South Pole, designed specifically to peer at black holes. Read more for a video and additional information.
“The telescope will catch whatever light it can detect from near the black hole. By combining the data from the various telescopes placed around the world, the Event Horizon Telescope has as much magnifying power as a telescope the size of the entire Earth. The image from the black hole may give us more insight into Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which he came up with in 1915,” reports USA Today.