Black Hole - Smile For The Camera!

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Can't wait to see this!

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190406-scientists-set-unveil-first-picture-black-hole
     
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    I'm definitely interested in this. Looking forward to it.
     
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    So cool. Derek from Veritasium on YouTube does a good job explaining how this photo works, physics-wise.
     
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    That was a very good explanation video.
     
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    Very cool breakthrough.

    Sort of puts my 24 megapixel SLR camera into perspective :p
     
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    Or eerily like the eye or Sauron.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    donut.png

    sauron.jpg

    *gleaned from Twitter
     
  10. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Lifted from Reddit (tons of great memes going around!)

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is a great achievement considering a few years ago we were still searching for proof black holes existed.
     
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    If you gaze long enough into it, it gazes into you.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Nicely done, Ms. Bouman!

    https://www.foxnews.com/science/kat...ind-first-real-image-of-black-hole-goes-viral
     
  15. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, it's much smaller than I would've thought. Not that I had any real perspective other than an assumption.
     
  16. Doctor Q, Apr 11, 2019
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    I want to see if it's true that you can stand at the radius of the photon sphere and see the back of your head. I'm driving there right now to check it out. That way I can see if it's time for a haircut.
     
  17. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    Holy smokes... that is one rather large hole...hole...hoooole....
     

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