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Scientists Reveal First-Ever Photograph of a Black Hole

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After years of planning by over 200 international scientists, the data purported to show the first ever image of a black hole is ready. The team gathers for the big reveal - it's a seismic moment in astrophysics.

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    • Saturday
    • 3:00am
    Jun 15
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    • 4:00pm
    Jun 15
    • Wednesday
    • 8:00pm
    Jun 19

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Astronomer Shep Doeleman and his team are on a mission that will challenge the theories of Albert Einstein and could pave the way to a revolution in physics: to capture the first-ever image of a black hole. To do this, they must link eight multimillion-dollar observatories around the world to a spot 26,000 light years away. It's the equivalent of spotting an orange on the moon, but after 10 years of planning and the combined brainpower of over 200 international scientists, the team feels they're ready to make scientific history.

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