It was a pleasure joining Channel 7 to chat about the exciting breaking news that the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) was about to end embargo on their research of imaging Blackholes, and give us the first black hole photo ever!
You might remember from your Science 101 class, that blackholes are indeed very black, with nothing escaping the gasps of their event horizon, not even light. So you can image that makes taking an photo of a blackhole a tad bit tricky. However this was solved by some clear thinking from the EHT team. Instead of trying to photo the blackhole itself, researchers aimed to detect the light from the surrounding hot gas, being pulling around and slowly in towards the blackhole.
Read more about this amazing work HERE.