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Astronomers to peer into a black hole for first time with new Event Horizon Telescope

20 Mar 2017, 04:38 UTC
Astronomers to peer into a black hole for first time with new Event Horizon Telescope NASA/CXC/Caltech/M.Muno et al.
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Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been “seen”. But this could now be about to change as an international team of astronomers is connecting a number of telescopes on Earth in the hope of making the first ever image of a black hole.

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