The only way to imagine a black hole was to envisage its idea in the head or to take references through an artist’s aesthetic impression.
But for now, we can actually see the black hole!
A collective effort carried out by Katie Bouman and Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), who improved the program for the EHT project eventually gave the first-ever still image of the Black Hole proving Einstein’s theory of relativity right. The image shows the black hole at the center of the galaxy Messier 87 which is said to be 55 million light years away from the Earth and three times the size of it.
For those of you who are ignorant of the concept, the black hole is anything but empty space. It is a region of space-time whose mass is immensely large and dense that nothing can escape its gravitational effect, not even particles and electromagnetic radiations such as light. Not only that, Stephen Hawking’s research further proved that the black holes are merely not just black abysses but more than that, who emit huge plasmatic jets, and the streams of matter can be pulled through by them.
And with such thrilling discovery, the twitteratis; keeping up with the tradition, set off some pretty hilarious memes. Here are our favorites:
— Andy Croson (@MVMNTuk) April 10, 2019
— Fakhar Khalid (@FakharKhalid) April 10, 2019
Some pulled off perfect depiction of the story of our lives.
— Inglorious Potato (@AhsanRohan25) April 10, 2019
— Vadim Elistratov (@great_laziness) April 10, 2019
the first photo of a black hole reveals one of the universe's deepest secrets pic.twitter.com/L9qwjW2VnC
— pgmemes (@pinenuts7) April 10, 2019
— Karma The Deermin 🌻 (@KarmaTheDeermin) April 11, 2019
LORD OF THE RINGS vs GAME OF THRONES?
— Jason Pellegrini (@JPellegrini1983) April 10, 2019
— Karen Hamazaspyan (@khamazaspyan) April 11, 2019
Not wishing to detract from the teams efforts, but did the team photographing the black hole consider zooming out?
Fortunately I did, and this was the result… pic.twitter.com/7mFtTfHs98
— Brian Whelton (@brianwhelton) April 11, 2019
I made this thinking it would be funny but now I'm on the verge of a panic attack pic.twitter.com/oF17MOOBvt
— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) April 10, 2019
*sees black hole minding its business*
SOLAR SYSTEM SANDY: pic.twitter.com/B8YxBkBgKn
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) April 10, 2019
Me seeing the picture of the black hole pic.twitter.com/jmxreIbTQR
— Ned Riseley (@nriseley) April 10, 2019
Я сделаль pic.twitter.com/CCwfa1jZlH
— О дивный манямир! (@manyameeroque) April 10, 2019
Let us know what’s your favorite!