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In astonishing cosmological research, astronomers announced Wednesday that they would uncover the first photographic image of the black hole.
In an announcement scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, at 9:00 am EDT (13:00 GMT), the US National Science Foundation in Washington will announce the "revolutionary outcome of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project," according to several reports.
The EHT project, international scientific cooperation, was established in 2012 as a means of direct observation of the area directly surrounding the black hole.
At the same time, announcements will be made in Tokyo, Brussels, Taipei, Santiago and Shanghai, according to the EHT website.
One of the most intriguing space-time environments, the region around the black holes – described as the "horizon of time" – is also one of the most seductive in the known universe, since the matter which he unquestionably catches in darkness falls to what scientists assume. be subatomic, while light is permanently captured, leading to the picturesque name of heavenly singularity.
An international team of over 200 scientists, researchers and astrophysicists globally synchronized did not offer a scrip on what will be shown on Wednesday, though not shy about the project and its implications.
"It's a visionary project to capture the first black holes photo," said astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman, director of EHT at the Astrophysics Center, Harvard and Smithsonian, in March.
New discoveries will test the theory of general relativity of legendary physicist Alberto Einstein, according to astrophysicist EHT project Dimitrios Psaltis.
To accomplish its discoveries, EHT has looked at two super-massive black holes: Sagittarius A * in the center of our galaxy Milky Way and M87, in the center of the nearby galaxy Virgo A.
Shooter A * is measured as 26,000 light years from Earth and is about 4 million times larger than the Sun. Virgo A is estimated to be about 3.5 billion times the mass of our Sun and there are about 54 million light years from our solar system.
It has recently been revealed to represent a wide array of sizes – from tiny needles to objects that are large enough to swallow galactic cluster – black holes emerge when dying extremely large stars, crashing on themselves with such a high gravity that all matter and radiation – including light – so high – is captured within the boundary layer of the horizon of events.
New observations will be used to reveal evidence of what is happening at the edge, or in the shadows of black holes, especially because Einstein's predictions – if true – allow accurate measurements of the size and shape of the object.
"Shadow shapes will be almost the perfect circle in Einstein's theory," said Psaltis, adding, however, that "if we find that it is different from what the theory predicts, then we will return to the beginning and say," It's obvious that something is wrong " , reports Reuters.