First of all, images of a black hole in the Milky Way can soon be released by astronomers, who previously said it will be "one of the most iconic images of science" ever created
- Press conference on April 10 is expected to be when the results are announced
- Direct observations of black holes in the Winter Road have never been taken. A *
The first straight picture of a black hole in the Milky Way could soon be released to an avid public.
Direct images of these yawning maws are difficult to make when swallowing all the light that surrounds them, leaving an absence of anything to image.
Scientists from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) first suggested in January that they had taken such a picture in Milky.
A press conference on April 10 will see the first results of the Event Horizon Telescope – with many expecting that the picture will finally be released
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Scientists drill scientists around the world with the possibility that they have finally taken the first ever direct image of a black hole. Direct observations of these huge bodies have never been taken (stock)
An international team of astronomers has monitored two primary goals, including Sagittarius A *, located in the middle of the Milky Way.
Another goal is assumed to be M87 in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.
Observations on these black holes have been made by a project called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a series of telescopes collectively the earth's size.
Professor Peter Galison, working on the project, said that if the project was successful, the image would be the most iconic images of science & # 39;
The EHT collaboration is analyzing the results of the first full data expiration from 2017, which is expected to be revealed at the upcoming conference.
If the researchers managed to get a picture, it would be one of the most significant breakthroughs in the last 50 years of astronomy.
Sera Markoff, professor of theoretical astrophysics and astroparticle physics at the University of Amsterdam, heads the head of EHT's multiwavelength working group.
& # 39; If the project succeeds in making a picture of a black hole, it would be a great thing for physics and astrophysics. Scientists have been working towards this goal for over 20 years, "she told MailOnline.
Regarding all scientific results – related to data from Sagittarius A * – they must first review the peer review process before they are released. Markoff said she could not confirm whether the observations had produced the first direct image of a black hole's silhouette.
Notes on black holes have been implemented by a project called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a series of telescopes collectively the size of Earth. The announcement is long awaited, but a press conference on April 10, 2019 will give the platform the first result from the Event Horizon Telescope to be revealed (stock image)
WHAT ARE BLACK HOLES?
Black holes are so dense and their gravity traits are so strong that no form of radiation can escape them – not even light.
They act as intense gravitational forces that promote dust and gas around them.
Their intense gravity traits are thought to be what stars in galaxies revolve around.
How they are formed is still poorly understood.
Supermassive black holes are incredibly dense areas in the center of galaxies with masses that can be billions of times the sun's. They cause dips in space (the artist's impressions) and even light cannot escape their gravity
Astronomers believe they can form when a large cloud of gas up to 100,000 times larger than the sun collapses in a black hole .  Many of these black hole seeds merge to form much larger supermassive black holes found in the middle of any known massive galaxy.
Alternatively, a supermassive black hole hole can come from a giant star, approx. 100 times the sun's mass, which eventually forms in a black hole when it runs out of fuel and collapses.
When these giant stars die, they also go "supernova", a great explosion that exhibits the matter from the star's outer layer in deep space.
"Seeing these black holes in the sky is similar to looking at the head of a New York pin, where I sit in Amsterdam," said Professor Markoff MailOnline.
Until now, a black hole has never been observed. The biggest obstacle is that they are so compact that a telescope, the size of the earth needs to capture a picture of the closest to our planet.
Event Horizon Telescope, an international collaboration, uses between 15 and 20 telescopic dishes around the world to collectively observe black holes.
The telescopes must all point in the direction of the black hole and measure radio waves stored on banks of hard disks.
Each telescope is observed individually from each area, spanning the South Pole, Europe, South America, Africa, North America and Australia.
The collected radio data is then stored collectively on a supercomputer.
Professor Markoff said that the film Interstellar includes an "idealized" venison of a variety, but it is not far from what she would expect to see.
Apart from providing insight into what black holes look like, the data collected from telescopes could provide fascinating insights on how they work.
WHAT IS THE SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOAG SAGITTARIUS A *
Melkvej's galactic center is dominated by a resident, the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A * (Sgr A *).
Supermassive black holes are incredibly dense areas in the center of galaxies with masses that can be billions of times the sun.
They act as intense gravity that promotes dust and gas around them.
Evidence of a black hole at the center of our galaxy was first presented by physicist Karl Jansky in 1931 when he discovered radio waves from the region.
Prominent yet invisible, Sgr A * has the mass corresponding to about four million suns.
In just 26,000 light years from Earth, Sgr A * is one of very few black holes in the universe, where we can actually witness the flow of material nearby.
Less than one percent of the material originally within the gravity influence of the black hole reaches the incident horizon, or there is no return because much of it is being ejected.
Therefore, X-ray emission from material near Sgr A * is remarkably weak, as is that of most of the gigantic black holes in galaxies in the nearby universe.
The captured material must lose heat and angular momentum before being able to jump into the black hole. The draft material allows this loss to occur.