It is a historic day for astronomy and perhaps the beginning of a new chapter on how we understand the universe and the fundamental laws of physics. Scientists presenton Wednesday, and you can see the big unveiling here directly.
Today is the product of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), where several observatories around the world work together to create a radio telescope array as wide as the Earth itself. In our previous coverage you can learn more about the EHT and the meaning of
Depending on what the first images of the mysterious and powerful cosmic object reveal to scientists, this could help to validate or cast doubt on many years of ideas about gravity and the nature of existence itself. This is by far the most important photo of just over 26,000 light years you will ever see.