In a major scientific breakthrough, the European Space Agency is expected to blow humanity's collective minds by unveiling the first-ever photo of a black hole next Wednesday.
Well, it's not an actual photo of "Sagittarius A*," the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, the actual black hole is invisible thanks to its massive gravitational pull that's so strong, even light can't escape. Instead, scientists have been able to image the chaos that appears just outside the black hole, known as the black hole's 'Event Horizon.' That's the 'point-of-no-return' for anything heading into the black hole and where our knowledge of physics begin to break down.
Because the collaboration was global, the event announcing the team's findings will be too. Six international space agencies will hold press briefings around the world, including in Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo will also be held next Wednesday, a release from the agency said.
Black holes are notoriously difficult objects to photograph - for example, the photo at the top of this article is merely an artist rendering of what scientists believe a black hole looks like. Black holes like Sagittarius A are so dense, they create gravitational pulls that are so strong, they bend light, and space. Link