On Wednesday the Event Horizon Telescope team revealed the first ever image of a black hole.
The picture is an image of Messier 87's supermassive black hole in the center of the Virgo galaxy cluster, which is about 55 million light-years from the Earth. The black hole photographed has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), is an international collaboration with multiple countries working together to essentially build an Earth-sized telescope by linking radio dishes from around the world.
The achievement is impressive but of course the internet is having a little fun with the image. Here are some of the best online reactions.
Profile pic vs tagged pic pic.twitter.com/QG3bwCk7q1— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) April 10, 2019
knew it pic.twitter.com/h5r43V4IB6— IFLScience (@IFLScience) April 10, 2019
I bet this black hole sees dead people pic.twitter.com/oarggaGg8e— Tom Reagan’s Hat (@andymannion77) April 10, 2019