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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. "...
De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy lead Virginia past Texas Tech for first national title

De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy lead Virginia past Texas Tech for first national title

Sports
April 8 (UPI) -- The Virginia Cavaliers outlasted the Texas Tech Red Raiders 85-77 in overtime Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to win the national championship. The Cavaliers had only reached the Final Four twice in program history. In Virginia's first trip to the national semifinal since 1984, the Cavaliers walked away with their first national title in school history. Virginia's victory came one year after suffering a historic upset against No. 16 seed UMBC in the first round. The Cavaliers rebounded from the crushing setback by lifting the championship trophy. "When they come into my office I got a poster of 'Rocky' on the steps," Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said. "And I told them, I just want a chance at a title fight one day. That's all we want. And these guys came t...
Sean Cox: Liverpool supporter to leave hospital for first time since suffering serious injury to attend legends match on Friday

Sean Cox: Liverpool supporter to leave hospital for first time since suffering serious injury to attend legends match on Friday

Sports
fundraiser A Roma supporter was jailed earlier this year for his attack on Mr Cox that left the Dunboyne man with catastrophic head injuries Sean Cox, the Liverpool supporter who suffered catastrophic head injuries in an attack by Roma fans last April, will leave hospital for the first time to attend a charity match organised to raise funds for his treatment. Mr Cox was assaulted before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final match at Anfield 12 months ago. Mr Cox has been under care since the assault last April The Dunboyne man suffered a bleed on his brain after impact injuries to his head, and he required emergency surgery. Mr Cox spent months receiving specialist neurological care at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital, before being transferred to
In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

World
On Sunday morning a group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana's main thoroughfares waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist government is explicitly permitting a public march unassociated with any part of the all-encompassing Communist state, a move that participants and historians call highly unusual and perhaps unprecedented since the first years of the revolution. "It's a historic event," said Beatriz Del Carmen Hidalgo-Gato Batista, a 21-year public communications student who received the permit for the march from the Plaza of the Revolution borough of Havana. There is no indication Cuba is moving toward unfettered freedom of as...
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...