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First Image of a Black Hole

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by Sean Daleer, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie Gold Member

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    Any flights scheduled to these quasars? We could chip in for Compper
     
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  2. obafgkmlt The Unseen Fenian American SpaceTeuchter

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    Nah, but it's not an optical image is the problem. The data are from radio telescopes, which basically work exactly the same way as the radio antenna in your car - all they can tell you is the intensity of the signal at each point. Scan across the object and you have a map of intensities, essentially making an "image," and that's what you're seeing here.
     
  3. El Capitan Gold Member Gold Member

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    It's about as far away as the huns are from 55.
     
  4. Gyp Rosetti Gold Member Gold Member

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    So it’s photoshopped? :84:
     
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  5. Big Mick Earth's Best Defender Gold Member

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    Anyone that searched for "*" on the internet back in the day saw a photo of a black hole years ago.
     
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    It's a lot of years.
     
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