Black hole

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The supermassive black hole in the core o supergiant elliptical galaxy Messier 87, wi a mass aboot 7 billion times that o the Sun.[1] It wis the first black hole eemage frae the Event Horizon Telescope released (10 Apryle 2019).[2][3] Veesible are the crescent-shapit emission raing an central shaidae, that are gravitationally distortit views o the black hole's photon raing an the photon captur zone o its event horizon. The crescent shape arises frae the black hole's rotation;[3] the shaidae is aboot 2.5 times the diameter o the event horizon.[4]

A black hole is an object in the universe that's gravity haes sic a strang pou that e'en licht canna win awa frae it. Short syne, mony astronomers didna e'en ken gin thay kythed, but throu uisin modren prospects an leukin til the universe, thay fund objects wi sic a strang gravity that coud be nocht but black holes.

Some Scots leid enthusiasts hae cleckit the neologism pitmirk thirl for black holes.

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  1. Oldham, L. J.; Auger, M. W. (Mairch 2016). "Galaxy structure from multiple tracers - II. M87 from parsec to megaparsec scales". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 457 (1): 421–439. arXiv:1601.01323. Bibcode:2016MNRAS.457..421O. doi:10.1093/mnras/stv2982.
  2. Overbye, Dennis (10 Apryle 2019). "Black Hole Picture Revealed for the First Time - Astronomers at last have captured an image of the darkest entities in the cosmos - Comments". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2019.
  3. a b The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (10 Apryle 2019). "First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 87 (1). Retrieved 10 Apryle 2019.