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The first-ever image of a black hole was released Wednesday. (Courtesy: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.)
The first-ever image of a black hole was released Wednesday. (Courtesy: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.)

An international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope project have revealed the first direct image of a black hole, which is some 55 million light-years from Earth. One co-discoverer, Jessica Dempsey, described it as looking like the flaming eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

This segment aired on April 10, 2019.

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