Messier 87, We See You

April 10, 2019 has marked a historic point in the timeline of astrophysics - the moment when we first see a Black Hole. The behemoth black hole Messier 87 (M87) is located about 55 million light-years away from Earth in the Virgo constellation. Shaped like an asymmetrical doughnut, this fuzzy image shows that black holes obey Einstein's 100 year old Theory of Relativity. Building upon Newton's law … continua →

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