Major event in the history of astronomy. For the first time, a consortium of scientists working on the “Event Horizon Telescope” project unveiled the first image of a black hole. In astrophysics, “a black hole is a celestial object that aspires everything in its path, matter as light”.
In other words, it is a star so compact that the intensity of its gravitational field “prevents any form of material or radiation from escaping it.” Until now, the representations of these objects were numerical. Scientists have for the first time been able to show what a black hole really looks like.This is by definition invisible since no light comes out of it. However, it is surrounded by an accretion disk (the material surrounding the black hole) to see its silhouette The black hole pictured is the central black hole of the giant galaxy M87.