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"Seeing" a black hole


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A new telescope array could allow scientists to photograph a black hole for the first time - teaming up 50 radio telescopes around the world into a global telescope that will capture the 'shadow' of a black hole for the first time.

Scientists will meet on Wednesday 18th to discuss the project, which will also test Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.

The project - called the Event Horizon Telescope - could capture the first images of the huge black hole at the centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.

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Didn't it say on stargazing live that you can see where the black hole is in space by detecting the light it makes when all that the black hole devours goes over the event horizon. It showed you photos of star like images that are in fact black holes.

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