"So, what do you do for a living?" "I just analyze data from radio telescopes… oh and I take pictures of black holes." Pretty awesome job.

Do Black Holes Really Look Like This?

A giant black hole is thought to lurk at the center of the Milky Way, but it has never been directly seen. Now astronomers have predicted what the first pictures of this black hole will look like when taken with technology soon to be available.

In particular, researchers have found that pictures of a black hole ― or, more precisely, the boundaries around them ― will take a crescent form, rather than the blobby shape that is often predicted. Read more…

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