Imaging ever closer to the event horizon

As the number and variety of ground- and space-based telescopes increases, we’re inching ever closer to seeing the unseeable: what waits on the other side of the event horizon of a black hole (see the earlier article about a new hypothesis that in certain circumstances, they could even be traversable). Considering that only a few brief decades ago, the mere existence of black holes was at best a somewhat dubious theory posited by some admittedly brilliant men, we’ve come a long way in a short time.


Originally posted on Twitter.