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First ever black hole image released

First ever black hole image released

Science
Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster".The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world. Details have been published today in Astrophysical Journal Letters.It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight linked telescopes.Prof Heino Falcke, of Radboud University in the Netherlands, who proposed the experiment, told BBC News that the black hole was found in a galaxy called M87."What we see is larger than the size of our entire Solar System," he said. "...
Watch live: Scientists to unveil images of supermassive black hole’s event horizon

Watch live: Scientists to unveil images of supermassive black hole’s event horizon

Science
April 10 (UPI) -- An international team of scientists is expected to share the first images of a supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope on Wednesday morning. During a press conference, researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will present a "groundbreaking result," according to a press release. The collaboration involved the efforts of astronomers from all over the globe. Multiple teams worked to coordinate the observations of eight radio telescopes using Very Long Baseline Interferometry. "This technique of linking radio dishes across the globe to create an Earth-sized interferometer, has been used to measure the size of the emission regions of the two supermassive black holes with the largest apparent event horizons," according to EHT. Six pr...
Black family to star in Coronation St for first time in show’s history

Black family to star in Coronation St for first time in show’s history

Entertainment
By Connor Sephton, news reporter A black family are joining Coronation Street's famous cobbles for the first time in the show's 59-year history.The Baileys - comprising father Edison, mother Aggie and sons Michael and James - will first appear on screens in early June. Themes of racism and homophobia are going to be explored by the soap opera, with 19-year-old footballer James coming out as gay in an upcoming storyline.Although Corrie has cast individual black characters in the past, the Baileys are the first black family to be brought in together.Asked why this has not happened sooner, producer Iain MacLeod said: "Short answer - I don't really know. Advertisement "Manchester h...

Some like it hot! Tulisa oozes sex appeal in busty black ensemble

Entertainment
The singer-songwriter turned heads when she stepped out on to the red carpet on Wednesday. Wearing a sleek black and silver outfit, Tulisa looked better than ever while attending the National Film Awards. Charming the photographers outside the event, the 30-year-old struck a pose on the staircase of London’s Porchester Hall. Her silky black hair was styled in a retro side wave, the dark tresses falling softly around her face. Delicate lashes and subtle eyeliner enhanced her doe-eyed features. With saucy scarlet lipstick, the former X Factor judge looked like a true femme fatale. The I Need You hitmaker paired a slinky metallic skirt with a black tee, the skintight fabric clinging to each and every curve. In an eye-popping reveal, her cleavage peeked...
Eighty-three supermassive black holes found in the distant universe

Eighty-three supermassive black holes found in the distant universe

Science
March 13 (UPI) -- Astronomers have discovered 83 new supermassive black holes in the distant universe, or early universe, representing a time when the university was less than 2 billion years old. Researchers were surprised to find so many quasars, glowing galactic nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes, in the early universe, just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. "Understanding how black holes can form in the early universe, and just how common they are, is a challenge for our cosmological models," Michael Strauss, a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, said in a news release. Scientists found the quasars using the Subaru Telescope's Hyper Suprime-Cam. The telescope, which is operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, i...