A stock image of an imagined black hole next to an image of a black hole produced by the National Science FoundationiStock/National Science Foundation/BBC Three

All of the internet's funniest black hole memes

Yes, it looks like a doughnut

Harvey Day
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The mysteries of deep, dark outer space became a little less mysterious yesterday when the world got its first ever glimpse of a black hole.

The supermassive black hole, which measures 40 billion km across, was described by scientists as a “monster.”

Pictured in part thanks to the work of 29-year-old computer scientist Dr Katie Bouman, the image has been hailed as a historic scientific breakthrough.

But the internet, being what it is, was mainly concerned with churning out some rather funny memes.

These are some of the best and brightest from across the galaxy and beyond…

Plenty of people thought it looked like a delicious snack

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Some thought it was eerily similar to the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings

Or is it actually the Game Of Thrones logo?

One person made a very good point about how blurry the image is 

And someone else concocted a truly terrifying mash-up with everyone’s favourite ogre

This person has played the Lil Nas X/Billy Ray Cyrus remix one too many times

The Museum of English Rural Life, meanwhile, tweeted a perfect throwback to their legendary ‘absolute unit’ tweet 

This guy summed up our collective amazement at the black hole image

One national newspaper couldn't resist an obvious Brexit comparison

And at least one person was, well, thirsty for the region of space time

Gamers, however, saw the Super Smash Bros logo

Ah, so THAT’S where I left my keys?!

In conclusion, the internet loves you, black hole! Now, please don't consume us in an apocalyptic, end-of-days-style intergalactic disaster. Thanks!