How the first picture of a black hole captures a big 2019 mood

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For decades, pictures from space have forced humanity to reckon with our own cosmically small insignificance. But they have nothing on today’s monumental first in space photography. 

The Event Horizon Telescope captured a phenomenon so mysterious, so literally awesome that, for many years, scientists believed it would be impossible to depict: a black hole. EHT’s international group of astronomers revealed “a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun.”

Our collective response to this historic discovery? Basically: “LOL, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.”  Read more…

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