While they’ve been widely accepted to be real, scientists have been unable to capture photographs of black holes, until now.

A team of 200 scientists pointed networked telescopes towards M87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. After scanning its heart over a period of 10 days, they were finally able to capture the very first photo of a black hole.

The image helps confirm Einstein’s general relativity theory. Einstein a century ago even predicted the symmetrical shape that scientists just found.

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This is a huge scientific discovery, and it’s also causing my inner science geek to scream!

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