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M87 black hole photo a first-of-its-kind scientific milestone

This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by the Event Horizon Telescope project, shows a black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

April 15, 2019

It’s a revelation that has all but confirmed Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity at extremely strong gravitational scales and provided the first direct visual proof of a striking cosmological phenomenon. The April 10 announcement that scientists had created the first-ever image of a black hole — in ...

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