Anticipation is building around the possibility of seeing the first ever photos of a black hole on wednesday.
Scientists from the event horizon telescope collaboration,or EHT, are presenting what they call a “Groundbreaking result.”
EHT has been using a global network of telescopes in attempt to capture the images. Scientists combined the power of eight radio telescopes around the world. To effectively create a virtual telescope about the same size as the earth.
The first target is Sagittarius A* (Sagittarius A-star). The site of a super-massive black hole 26 thousand light years away from Earth.
The second is at the center of a galaxy known as M87.
According to NASA, black holes are made up of huge amounts of matter squeezed into a tiny space. Their massive gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape it. The existence of black holes is universally accepted among today’s astronomers– but there is still a lot we don’t know about them