We have images of exoplanets hundreds of light years away, stars in the midst of going supernova, and galaxies at the edge of the universe. You'd think, by now, that we had snapped pictures of every type of cosmic object that might be out there. And yet we're still waiting for the first images to return from the Event Horizon Telescope, the biggest attempt yet to directly image the environment around a black hole. That's right: the goal is only to capture what's around a black hole. We'll never have an image of a black hole itself because imaging a black hole is technically impossible. Here's why.
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Written by Ashley Hamer December 7, 2018
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