Scientists have revealed the first-ever glimpse of a super-massive black hole on Wednesday, as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) released the first results of its findings, in a “ground-breaking” discovery that proves Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The results were presented simultaneously by researchers in Brussels, Santiago de Chile, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington. “This major discovery provides visual evidence for the existence of black holes and pushes the boundaries of modern science,” the European Commission in Brussels said in a statement. The collaboration of scientists reveals what is called the “event horizon”, the boundary at the edge of a black hole where the gravitational pull is so strong that no conventional physical laws apply and nothing can escape. The image released on Wednesday shows the shadow of the hole at the centre of glowing plasma. In the picture, we are “looking at a region we cannot imagine, the gates of hell, the point of no-return. To me...

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