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First pictures of a black hole in space

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gavreid, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Not really different at all given that no one sees the sun or the moon as spheres anyway. That is to do with our stereoscopic vision not working beyond a few yards, which is an answer to Stephen's post and also because the black hole image is a construct as Stephen correctly suggests.
  2. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    Check the video a couple of posts up, starting at 45:45.

    And at 48:25.

  3. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    ta, ppl.

  4. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    My point was more that you should surely see the event horizon emissions in front of the black hole as you would if a ‘fog’ surrounded the moon disc. It would be obscured.

  5. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    That makes sense. I need to know the galaxy’s orientation to the earth.

  6. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    This seems to a problem of using clever computer tech to render something invisible to the human eye. I would liken the effect of matter falling into a black hole as air falling into a whirlpool rather than a fog on or around the moon.
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  7. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    Thanks drood. Superbly informative and absolutely fascinating. I'll have to check out those other links.
  8. Moggi1964

    Moggi1964 Active Member

    When I was a stay at home Dad I started a niche t-shirt company and made astronomy based shirts. When I finished I donated all the unsold shirts to a charity aiming to provide clothes to children in poor countries. I ended up only keeping one shirt from the range; wish I had kept this one now ;)

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