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Recently astronomers have discussed about peering into a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope. As Carole Mundell sated, “Black holes are regions of space inside which the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing – not even light – can escape.” Obtaining an authentic image of a black hole would rock the science community. Such an image would inspire a boatload of young children to become astronomers and would further our investigation of the enigmatic black holes.
Astronomers, for years have been theorizing why black holes exist. Unfortunately, we have never been able to answer this question because of our lack of understanding of the universe. Astronomers back then were just left with their imaginations and mathematical formulas, but now that we have progressed in a large number of fields, we could finally get closer to answering the question that has been circling in the minds of astronomers for decades. Astronomers plan on connecting a global array of telescopes hopefully planning one peering into the heart of the Milky Way. There they will find a supermassive black hole 4 million times the mass of our sun. It truly is unheard of, just imagine what something with so much mass could do. Our own suns grasp reaches at a distance beyond 100,000 AUs, something with 4 million times the mass of the sun could possibly grasp objects at distances that are unheard of. Besides that, Carole Mundell states, “By connecting a global array of radio telescopes together to form the equivalent of a giant Earth-sized telescope – using a technique known as Very Long Baseline Interferometry and Earth-aperture synthesis.” She explains the process here perfectly.
The Earth sized telescope would have the resolution to spot a grape at a distance of the Earth to the Moon. As Carole Mundell states, “the Event Horizon Telescope will be about to achieve a resolution of 15-20 microarcsecond (0,000015 arcseconds).” Unknown to many people who aren’t familiar with “telescope specs”. Every typical telescope has the resolution of about 60 arc seconds, which is fairly similar to the unaided human eye. Now, minimizing the arc angle would increase the resolution of the telescope, so just envision what 15-20 arcseconds would be able to resolve. As already stated, the telescope would have the resolution to spy on a grape at a distance of about 238,855 miles. With this globally connected telescope, the astronomers would be able to resolve images that were once blurry, clearly. Once the images are taken, they will be thoroughly checked for any blurs/obscure alterations by a supercomputer. So don’t worry about the authenticity of the image that is soon to be taken.
My personal opinion on this entire ground-breaking idea to capture an image of a black hole is, to put it simply, I can’t wait. Being a space enthusiast, as one can clearly see by just visiting my website and reading all my blogs, news like this just excites me. Just conceptualize how impactful an image of a black hole would be. A mysterious object that was known throughout the science community to be undetectable, is about to be photographed. The image will inspire our future astronomers. What was once thought of as a myth, has slowly turned into a fact. Many people laughed at the fact that something so bizarre could exist, but now look where we are. We are going to invest millions of dollars into this research. Learning about this black hole would also further our investigations on the universe. Black holes are one of the most mysterious phenomenons that exist, discovering more and more information about things that were once unknown to us will just further our knowledge and understanding of the universe. This next generation will be very lucky to be born into a world that is advanced in science and technology. Who knows, by the time the next generation has settled we may have already discovered all of the mysterious incomprehensible phenomenons of the universe. That day is yet to come but until then we will just have to keep making astounding discoveries and continue our research on black holes. Remember, the answers to questions we most direly seek are not on Earth but rather among the stars.