Get ready to keep your eyes peeled because apparently a black hole is heading the human species way – through photograph that is. Today scientist are set to release photos showing a live black hole event that is more massive than our sun.
A supermassive black hole is said to be at the center of every major galaxy, and is a void of space that sucks up anything, including light, to the point of no return. Due to light being sucked through a vortex its virtually impossible to get an image of a black hole on camera, so if all goes well, we – the human species (or most of us anyway) will get to witness this star gazing and historical event through Event Horizon Telescope.
With the release of the black hole image scientist hope to be able to prove and disapprove some theories held about black holes for quite some time. Formed when stars collapse on themselves at the end of their life cycles, scientist have only been able to rely on gas collected around the black holes to sketch some form of a picture. Both mastermind geniuses Hawking and Einstein have made predictions about black holes that contradict each other in a slight way.
Right before his death Hawking theorized that “black holes ain’t as black as they are painted,” basically stating that some matter could escape it. However, Einstein predicted that due to the sheer speed and mass at which black holes spin there’s basically no way anything can get out of there. This theory gave rise that each black hole has a dark center, and depending on the images released they may confirm or deny. I’m down for any opportunity at a look into space so hopefully the images released today as a press conference is going to be held 9am Wednesday morning at 6 different places around the world.