Now another interesting event can be seen: the first photo of a black hole.
Scientists from the Event Horizon Collaboration telescope will present the "revolutionary result" of the project on April 10.
Before the start of the event, there is a forecast that will include simultaneous press conferences in cities around the world and streams in different languages.
The collaboration, called EHT, is a global network of telescopes that tries to capture the first black hole photo ever since,
and the other is located in the center of the galaxy known as the M87
In an attempt to capture the image of the black hall Scientists linked the power of eight radio telescopes around the world through the interferometry of a very long baseline, according to the European Southern Observatory, which is part of the EHT.
It effectively creates a virtual telescope of approximately the same size as
Dong Lai, professor of astronomy and black hole expert at Cornell University, believes that the EHT team is preparing for great disclosure.
"My opinion that EHT will create the image of a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, as well as a single image in the center of the adjacent galaxy M87," said Lai who is not involved in the EHT project in a press release.
"More precisely, it is an image of the radiation of hot gas that rotates around it very close to black O h ole. Strong gravity – "horizon of events" – black holes creates a dark shadow with a clear form where light is not visible. "
As Lai explained, it is difficult to see black hole shadows because any images are blurred with interstellar gas, which is a difficult task for the EHT team.
You can view a press conference on Wednesday in English through the YouTube channel of the European Commission or at the National Science Foundation on-line at 9:00 am.
The existence of black holes is generally accepted among modern astronomers, but still many do not know about them.