The second image of the first black hole ever confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity (image)

The second image of the first black hole ever confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity (image)

The second image of the first black hole ever captured by humanity shows that its shadow lasts for a year.

The newly released image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87 (M87) was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) on April 21, 2018, a year and 10 days after it was first captured.

Just like in the image taken in April 2017, this second image of the supermassive black hole, known as M87*, shows a glowing golden ring representing the material orbiting the black hole being heated to extreme temperatures. There is still a dark shadow at the heart of this ring, as predicted by Einstein’s theory of gravity in 1915, known as general relativity.

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