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Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration 
The first image of a black hole 
2019, April 
Digital image 
Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration 
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their event horizons, and gravity.
Imaging algorithm created by Dr. Katie Bouman, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 

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