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The first ever image of a black hole was revealed this morning. It's 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun and over 55 million light-years from @earth. Black holes generate a gravity field so powerful that nothing can escape their pull – including visible light. This photo shows the vortex of gas, dust, stars and light itself being sucked into the black hole to never emerge again.
Image taken by Event Horizon Telescope