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The photo shows a black core surrounded by a plasma crown and orange gases and is similar to the black hole drawings created by artists in the last 30 years.
The black hole is photographed 50 million light years away in the M87 galaxy and is captured by a large network of radio telescopes.
"We are pleased to announce that we have seen what we have seen as invisible," said Sheep Dlemen, an astrophysicist from Event Horizon Telescope at a press conference in Washington.
According to him, more than 200 people from 20 countries worked on the project.
In April 2017, eight radio-telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, Spain, Mexico, Chile and the south centered on the black hole M87 and Sagittarius A * in the center of our galaxy, 26,000 light years away from Earth.
Together together as "giant mirror fragments", radio telescopes created a virtual observatory of 12,000 kilometers or above the Earth's diameter.
Scientists said that "Sagittarius A *" was very active to have a clear image, and the black hole in the M87 galaxy turned out to be more photogenic.