First Image Captured by Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)

The EHT provided the initial image of the black hole at the center of M87, an elliptical galaxy about 55 million light-years away, showcasing a jet produced by the black hole

Supermassive Black Hole's Mass

 This black hole has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun, located at M87's center, and demonstrates the scale of celestial phenomena​

Recent Observational Developments

The latest EHT image of M87's black hole, incorporating data post-2017, reveals material movement around the black hole and confirms previous findings

Bright Ring and Wobbling Shadow

 Observations have shown a consistent bright ring and a wobbling shadow around the black hole, indicating dynamic accretion flow and gravitational effects

Confirmation of Einstein's Theory

The consistency in the ring's size over different observations confirms predictions made by Einstein's general theory of relativity regarding black holes​

Polarized Light Observations

New images in polarized light help understand the structure of magnetic fields around the black hole and the formation of its massive jets

Global Collaborative Effort

The EHT project is an international effort utilizing a network of radio telescopes globally, continuously advancing in data quality and analysis techniques

Jet Phenomena in M87

The black hole powers jets of particles traveling almost at the speed of light, spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from radio waves to gamma rays

Dynamic Nature of the Black Hole

The brightest part of the surrounding ring shifts over time, reflecting the turbulent nature of the material orbiting the black hole's event horizon

Technological Advancements in Observation

The inclusion of additional telescopes like the Greenland Telescope has improved the image fidelity and sensitivity of the EHT array, enhancing our understanding of M87's black hole