Black hole picture 'a dream come true'
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The first ever picture of a black hole

Astronomers have taken the first ever picture of a black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy called M87 in the Virgo galaxy cluster.

It measures 40 billion km across, 3.3 million times the size of the Earth.

The Event Horizon Telescope used a network of eight telescopes across the world to get the image.

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  • 10 Apr 2019
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