This Isn't Just a Black Hole. It's 'Powehi'

The first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world

The first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world

"I hope we are able to continue naming future black holes from Hawaii astronomy according to the Kumulipo".

"As soon as he said it, I almost fell off my chair", Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea, told the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Po is a significant boring wellspring of unending creation, while wehi, regarded with embellishments, is one of the serenade's depictions of po, the paper revealed. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian language professor Larry Kimura worked with astronomers to come up with the name, which hails from an 18th-century chant about the creation of the universe called the Kumulipo, reports the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. The Hawaiian connection came about because two of the eight telescopes used to capture the image are located in Hawaii. While not official, the name seems to be sticking.

"Pōwehi as a name is so powerful because it provides real truths about the image of the black hole that we see", said Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Maunakea, Hawaii. According to the Event Horizon Telescope, the worldwide collaboration behind the black hole image project, two of the eight telescopes used to capture the black hole image are stationed in Hawaii.

Dempsey was among 200 scientists who worked to capture an image of the massive black hole in the M87 galaxy almost 54 million light-years from Earth.

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The groundbreaking photo was published on Wednesday.

Actually imaging a black hole was thought to be impossible, but a large global collaboration taking advantage of telescopes placed all around the world made it possible.

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"This is an incredible accomplishment by the EHT (Event Horizons Telescope) team", Paul Hertz, director of NASA's astrophysics division, said in a news release. The supermassive black hole was in the center of the M87 galaxy which is 54 million light-years away from our planet. The black hole is also more variable than Powehi, which makes it more hard to image, but researchers are now optimistic.

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