Astronomers have finally had a major breakthrough as they were able to capture the image a black hole. The image has become fodder for some of the greatest memes.
Today is the day that will go down in history as the day when the black hole, which had just been a concept till now, got a face. Well kinda.
Astronomers were finally able to capture the first image of the black hole. Eight telescopes were used for the process.
The black hole is a trapdoor through which neither light nor any form of matter can penetrate or is unseeable through.
The black hole was spotted at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy, 55 million light years from Earth.
This latest image traces the outline of the black hole showing a halo of dust and gas.
The historic image was taken by Event Horizon Telescope, which is a group of eight radio telescopes that are scattered through Antartica to Spain and Chile. The image was a result of the hard work of over 200 scientists.
In an interview, Sheperd Doeleman, a senior research fellow at Harvard University and Event Horizon Telescope Director said: "Black holes are the most mysterious objects in the universe. We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have taken a picture of a black hole."