A handout photo provided by the European Southern Observatory shows the first photograph of the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. Photo: AFP
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Black hole image a revolutionary glimpse

  • While the Earthrise photograph allowed humanity to stare back at itself and its planetary home, the new black hole image lets us look at the mystery of cosmic creation and destruction

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A handout photo provided by the European Southern Observatory shows the first photograph of the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. Photo: AFP
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