Black holes that emerged early in the history of the Universe are thought to have formed from the collapse of the first stars
LB-1 is 15,000 light years from Earth and has a mass 70 times greater than the Sun, according to the journal Nature
Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating an extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from beginning to end for the first time using NASA’s planet-hunting telescope.
The event horizon of a black hole is the point at which its gravitational effects are strong that light cannot escape its pull.
Observations of light coming from a star zipping in orbit around the humongous black hole at the center of our galaxy have provided fresh evidence backing Albert Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity.
She also suggested the technology developed by the project could have practical applications in medical imaging, seismic prediction and self-driving cars.
'It’s a visionary project to take the first photograph of a black hole'