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ESO Planning Huge Announcement Around Event Horizon Telescope's 'Groundbreaking' Results: Black Hole Picture?

ESO Planning Huge Announcement Around Event Horizon Telescope's 'Groundbreaking' Results: Black Hole Picture?

The ESA notes that the image is of Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy - the Milky Way.

Black holes are, by their very nature, impossible to see, since they eat up all light, making it impossible for any to reach us on Earth. The announcement has many in the scientific community anticipating the release of an image or images of a black hole's event horizon: the only part - if you want to think of it that way - of a black hole that may be theoretically detectable.

"Over the coming years, the global EHT team will mount observing campaigns of increasing resolving power and sensitivity, aiming to bring black holes into focus", the team added. The goal is to generate enough magnifying power to image the area around a black hole, especially its event horizon - the point beyond which nothing, not even light, can escape.

Next week, scientists from the The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will unveil results - and possibly an image - from the telescope in a press conference on April 10.

The news conference with the ESO is slated for 9 a.m.

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And while a picture of the black hole itself is impossible, the ESO astronomers were really aiming at the next best thing: the event horizon, the border of the black hole beyond which not even light can escape. To be clear, the image here isn't the image that we will see next week. The event horizon of a black hole is one of the most volatile places in the universe, and any black hole worth the name is going to be surrounded by enormous amounts of dust, gas, and other stars.

The main press conference will take place on April 10, in Brussels, at 3.00pm CET.

But that could be about to change, thanks to a groundbreaking project using telescopes around the world.

Other statements will be made simultaneously in the USA, Chile, Shanghai, Japan and Taipei.

The event will be streamed online by the ESO as well as the European Research Council, as well as on social media. It will be available on YouTube.

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