Today's headline at Space.com:
New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole PhotoDetails:
Doeleman and his team want to create a network of up to 50 radio telescopes around the world, which will work in concert to get the job done. "In essence, we are making a virtual telescope with a mirror that is as big as the Earth," Doeleman said. "Each radio telescope we use can be thought of as a small silvered portion of a large mirror. With enough such silvered spots, one can start to make an image."..I have a hard time understanding the relevance of astrophysics to anything in real life (but I'm not mocking them). And btw, I posted a closer view yesterday (next post down).
"If we find the black hole’s shadow to be oblate instead of circular, it means Einstein’s theory of general relativity must be flawed," Psaltis said. "But even if we find no deviation from general relativity, all these processes will help us understand the fundamental aspects of the theory much better."