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Leon On August 16, 2019




San Diego, California
#1New Post! Apr 10, 2019 @ 21:26:27
Here it is:



Taken of a black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, 53.49 million light-years away.

Black holes up to this point have been impossible to photograph due to their distance from us, not to mention the problem of photographing something that eats up light rather than projects light (or an image).

Speaking of which, of course, this isn’t really a photo of a black hole, per se, but a photo of matter surrounding the black hole. The middle part is merely the absence of visibility, as all what was once observable matter is sucked from the area surrounding beyond the event horizon (the boundary between escapable and non-escapable light) and into a single point of infinite density, resulting in something that is some 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun.

Currently efforts are underway to photograph our own black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
darkman666 On about 7 hours ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#2New Post! Apr 10, 2019 @ 21:39:15
years ago, I read there is suppose a massive block hole in the middle of universe and I read there are also small black holes, as well.
DiscordTiger On about 9 hours ago
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#3New Post! Apr 10, 2019 @ 21:54:15
Nope, its is an out of focus picture of the eye of Sauron
Leon On August 16, 2019




San Diego, California
#4New Post! Apr 10, 2019 @ 22:17:01
@DiscordTiger Said

Nope, its is an out of focus picture of the eye of Sauron


Yikes! The eye is on us.
darkman666 On about 7 hours ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#5New Post! Apr 10, 2019 @ 22:46:09
the photo is definitely not of the eye of my Uranus!
mrmhead On about 9 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#6New Post! Apr 10, 2019 @ 22:54:04
Not to nit-pick, and I know everyone is using the term, so it's not you Leon ....


But is "Photograph" or "Photo" really the correct term? and I'm not speaking of the "blackness" in the middle.

Isn't it really a computer-generated image of data collected across the 8 radio telescopes around the world?

... I know .. "Photo" sounds cooler in the headlines.

Just sayin'
Leon On August 16, 2019




San Diego, California
#7New Post! Apr 10, 2019 @ 23:46:13
@mrmhead Said

Not to nit-pick, and I know everyone is using the term, so it's not you Leon ....


But is "Photograph" or "Photo" really the correct term? and I'm not speaking of the "blackness" in the middle.

Isn't it really a computer-generated image of data collected across the 8 radio telescopes around the world?

... I know .. "Photo" sounds cooler in the headlines.

Just sayin'


Not all that uncommon to use sources of imagery creation for deep space that aren’t simply “point and click” as we know photography to be. It’s too far.

It also should be pointed out that we are looking at an image of something that occurred 55 million years ago.
Eaglebauer On July 23, 2019
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Saint Louis, Missouri
#8New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 12:17:47
I heard from some sources the magnification it took to get this image was the equivalent of reading the date on a coin in New York from Los Angeles.
mrmhead On about 9 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#9New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 12:40:55
@Leon Said

Not all that uncommon to use sources of imagery creation for deep space that aren’t simply “point and click” as we know photography to be. It’s too far.

It also should be pointed out that we are looking at an image of something that occurred 55 million years ago.


Shortly after I posted that, a local scientist was on a local news show discussing this. I noticed he did not use the word "photo", but used the proper term "Image"

And he described how it was made - almost word for word what I said

I like it when proper terms are used.
mrmhead On about 9 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#10New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 13:33:29
FYI - It's a Big Black Hole!
Leon On August 16, 2019




San Diego, California
#11New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 15:03:03
@mrmhead Said

FYI - It's a Big Black Hole!


And, not to take away from the point made here (I agree, it’s HUGE), but, wow, our 70’s/80’s interplanetary probes have gotten pretty far!
Electric_Banana On August 12, 2019




, New Zealand
#12New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 15:13:42
Sorry, I didn't see these three Leon threads earlier...kinda just popped up as I switched avatars.

You guys can kill this thread har:
https://www.theforumsite.com/forum/topic/First-image-of-a-Black-Hole/500967
mrmhead On about 9 hours ago




NE, Ohio
#13New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 15:17:34
@Leon Said

And, not to take away from the point made here (I agree, it’s HUGE), but, wow, our 70’s/80’s interplanetary probes have gotten pretty far!



Yes!
Scientists have realized that our "Solar System" - that which is influenced by our sun - extends way beyond the orbit of the planets.

They are detecting magnetic field "bubbles" out that far, which is further protecting us from interstellar particles and rays and ... bad stuff
Leon On August 16, 2019




San Diego, California
#14New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 15:29:33
@mrmhead Said

Yes!
Scientists have realized that our "Solar System" - that which is influenced by our sun - extends way beyond the orbit of the planets.

They are detecting magnetic field "bubbles" out that far, which is further protecting us from interstellar particles and rays and ... bad stuff


Yes, the Solar System does not end at Pluto (or should we now say, Neptune? ). We have not only many further objects orbiting our sun, from small planetary-type bodies to comets, but we also have the Kuiper Belt, solar wind, heliosphere, etc.)

I also remember reading that some of the probes no longer communicate with us, but some still do.
Leon On August 16, 2019




San Diego, California
#15New Post! Apr 11, 2019 @ 15:33:51
@Electric_Banana Said

Sorry, I didn't see these three Leon threads earlier...kinda just popped up as I switched avatars.

You guys can kill this thread har:
https://www.theforumsite.com/forum/topic/First-image-of-a-Black-Hole/500967


No worries. I thought maybe you had the science forum blocked.
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