Black Hole Event Horizon

A team of scientists are working on the “Event Horizon Telescope,” which is comprised of 9 radio telescopes spanning world that will be pointed at Sagittarius A*, a black hole located 25,000-light-years away in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. “There are quite a few challenges that need to be overcome to take a picture of a black hole – it’s something that’s extremely small in the sky. But what we’re hoping for is a full array observation in early 2017,” said EHT scientist Feryal Ozel. This black hole has an event horizon with a 14.9-million-mile diameter, and it may look something like the scene above from Interstellar. Click here to view the first image in this week’s things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an unexpected rainbow during a NASA engine test.