Ladies and gentleman: This is a black hole

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    This is the first picture (not a simulation) of a black hole. It was made from the Event Horizon Telescope (8 big radiotelescopes). Congrats.
     
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    I LOVE IT
     
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    Now let’s toss congress in there
     
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    Leave my Congressman and Senators alone.
    Throw your own in there if you want.
     
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    Now all we have to do is figure out a way to ship all the democrats there.
     
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    So you're saying it's the cure for "global warming."
     
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    Cool beans.
     
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    with the republicans in the next shipment......
     
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    Really?
    Just have to get political in every page?

    The Black Hole is the void where reason and sanity have been sucked in to never return.
    Nothing escapes its grasp.
     
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    This picture is the equivalent to an experiment. So this means: Black holes are not any longer "only" a plausible belief. Karl Schwarzschild calculated the first time an event horizion (Schwarzschild-radius) in 1915 as far as I know. And what we see here fits - as far as I heard - perfect with the theories about black holes. The power of this spirit is nearly as unbelievable as this black hole on its own. Lots of phycisists made a great job during this time of history and they will continue to do a great job - the most famous of them in context "black holes" was Stephen Hawking. I hope he enjoys this with his comrades, whereever he might be now. If there is a way to use the energy of black holes - and I think there is way - then I do not think it is a good idea to send politicians in the near of black holes. They could uncalculable come back more mighty than they were ever before. But will they come back more wise? Better to use this energy for e-bikes or space ships or time travels or other more harmless things. The shadow of the supermassive black hole, which we see on this picture within this 'ring of fire', represents the energy of the mass of 6.5 billion suns. No joke. 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun.


    favorite song of Stephen Hawking
     
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