We Have Now Seen The Unseeable: Astronomers Release First Ever Image Of A Black Hole

We have now seen the unseeable: astronomers release first ever image of a black hole

It's been a great year so far for space fans, with a partial solar eclipse, super blood moon eclipse and a Venus and Jupiter conjunction. Now there is another exciting development to look forward to: the first ever photos of a black hole. At the center of Messier 87, a super-giant elliptical galaxy, discovered in 1781 by the French astronomer Charles Messier, exists a super-massive black hole called M87. This all-consuming region of space-time is located more than 55 million light-years from Earth and is estimated to have a light-sucking core 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun. Black holes are made up of huge amounts…