First ever black hole photo

If you are a physics buff, the whole conversation around black holes is wonderfully fascinating and can keep you engaged for hours. We all have been hearing about this upcoming conference for a while and finally, the day came and we all saw the first ever captured photo of a black hole.

This is a historic moment in the history of humanity. We have now finally taken a photo of the unseeable .. a black hole very very far away. It was made possible by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight linked telescopes.

I would encourage parents to talk to their children about this historical event and maybe even read up about how this was made possible. This conversation could easily lead to what do we mean by “light”, from the scientific perspective. Some simple ideas to explore could be to talk about the infrared and ultraviolet parts of the light spectrum. What are x-rays? What are microwaves that heat up our food?

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