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I don't think this accurately represents what's on the inside of a black hole at all. Since it's basically a time warp. Meaning if you were to enter it chances are that's not what you would see because immediately you would be broken down into pieces and if your technology was able to pass through one you still would not see this afterwords. All this picture represents is bending light and matter. Because that's exactly what a black hole is, bending light and matter but to be inside one you would not see anything of the sort. It's a mere picture of time space being warped. It can't be past the event horizon as that would be impossible for a photo to capture.
 

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Until recently I never knew this was the first picture of a black hole and that other 'pictures' of black holes were just illustrations and interpretations of what they might look like, which I think is fairly amazing. I heard this discovery can usher in a new era of astronomy.
 

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I don't think this accurately represents what's on the inside of a black hole at all. Since it's basically a time warp. Meaning if you were to enter it chances are that's not what you would see because immediately you would be broken down into pieces and if your technology was able to pass through one you still would not see this afterwords. All this picture represents is bending light and matter. Because that's exactly what a black hole is, bending light and matter but to be inside one you would not see anything of the sort. It's a mere picture of time space being warped. It can't be past the event horizon as that would be impossible for a photo to capture.
You are partially correct. I didn't open the links others posted above so im not sure if they explain it or not. Im not gonna go into crazy details but the capturing of the picture is crazy impressive just because of the sheer distance alone. You have to realize that this guy is 53 Million light-years away. The picture was captured with weeks worth of data from radio telescopes all over the world. Essentially you have a earth sized telescope gathering light data from this thing. The picture may look fuzzy but thats because of how small it is, the giant sized hard drives were filled with helium because turbulence from normal air was way too much for the data collection. so all this state of the art tech and thats the picture we got because its so damn far out there, impressive if you ask me. Now what we see in the picture isnt the black hole, you cant see something if light doesn't bounce off of it, and one of the things we do know is that black holes eat light and dont let any back out. So what we see in the picture is the shadow of the "hole" *cough actually a sphere cough* , as for the light we see around it, its been explained that, its quite literary just photons being sucked in so fast that they are turning into plasma, keep in mind the giant red spots are light/plasma millions of light-years long. As for talking about a black hole and its properties is seemingly pointless to an extent aside from the few things we do know for sure which i have previously mentioned. As we know almost nothing about black holes because they are just too far away to observe and research, everything that we can test here on earth are only mere theory's, Ive seen stuff where scientist have spun water in a thin disc at crazy super sonic speeds to attempt to replicate black holes. obviously still hypothetical. The fact of the matter is the we has humans on earth dont know very much about the universe outside of earth for now, in the future new information will be gathered but until then our race is ignorant to the great nothingness of space. I mean think about it, gravity was only a theory and wasnt ever really proved until a short while ago when we first detected gravitational waves lol. just stuff to think about. :)
 

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You are partially correct. I didn't open the links others posted above so im not sure if they explain it or not. Im not gonna go into crazy details but the capturing of the picture is crazy impressive just because of the sheer distance alone. You have to realize that this guy is 53 Million light-years away. The picture was captured with weeks worth of data from radio telescopes all over the world. Essentially you have a earth sized telescope gathering light data from this thing. The picture may look fuzzy but thats because of how small it is, the giant sized hard drives were filled with helium because turbulence from normal air was way too much for the data collection. so all this state of the art tech and thats the picture we got because its so damn far out there, impressive if you ask me. Now what we see in the picture isnt the black hole, you cant see something if light doesn't bounce off of it, and one of the things we do know is that black holes eat light and dont let any back out. So what we see in the picture is the shadow of the "hole" *cough actually a sphere cough* , as for the light we see around it, its been explained that, its quite literary just photons being sucked in so fast that they are turning into plasma, keep in mind the giant red spots are light/plasma millions of light-years long. As for talking about a black hole and its properties is seemingly pointless to an extent aside from the few things we do know for sure which i have previously mentioned. As we know almost nothing about black holes because they are just too far away to observe and research, everything that we can test here on earth are only mere theory's, Ive seen stuff where scientist have spun water in a thin disc at crazy super sonic speeds to attempt to replicate black holes. obviously still hypothetical. The fact of the matter is the we has humans on earth dont know very much about the universe outside of earth for now, in the future new information will be gathered but until then our race is ignorant to the great nothingness of space. I mean think about it, gravity was only a theory and wasnt ever really proved until a short while ago when we first detected gravitational waves lol. just stuff to think about. :)
Yeah that was pretty much the reason I said that, because light cannot escape therefore the picture is not an accurate representation. Still I admit it does impress me that the image is still from the in-between or at least what the telescope saw before the even horizon or in between the inside and outside. Regardless it's an interesting image and is impressive our technology is getting so much better. The fact that it was so far away being millions of years is the most interesting part. You still just have to keep in mind it's before the event horizon where any type of gravity would change. So to really know what's inside one and not just a representation of light that was before the event horizon it would be much more difficult.
 

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Python libraries that were used to generate Black hole image.
  • astropy
  • ephem
  • future
  • h5py
  • html
  • matplotlib
  • networkx
  • numpy
  • pandas
  • pyfits
  • pynfft
  • requests
  • scipy
  • skimage
Full source code: https://github.com/achael/eht-imaging/
 

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