Spooky to see those images of the Milky Way black hole on Friday the 13th.
Those extraterrestrial scientists who released photos of the black hole's spectrum must have a sense of humor.
On Friday the 13th, the black hole appears even more ominous and strange. Scientists say a black hole sucks into its endless dark chamber anything that gets too close.
And I'd thought the black hole was the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Will it ever hold public hearings?
Another black hole is the U.S. Senate, where progressive legislation goes to die.
Black hole: that would be a good name for the coal mining corporation that made Joe Manchin a millionaire.
The big cookie monster at the center of the universe is 4 million times larger than the sun. A few years ago, scientists released images of an even bigger black hole farther out toward the universe's edge.
Those cosmic images are not actually the black hole, called Sagittarius A*, like the title of a sci-fi novel. Black holes, as their name implies, can’t be seen or photographed.
The international organization of scientists captured images of the black hole's outer spectrum, the light and matter that surrounds the black hole's swirling gravitational pull. The images reveal an orange halo resembling a misshapen doughnut. Images of Sagittarius A* match Einstein's theory of relativity.
Capturing the first images of the black hole closest to earth - a mere 27,000 light years away - is an impressive accomplishment for an international group of researchers involved in the Event Horizon Telescope project. The term event horizon refers to the point where there's no escaping the black hole's embrace.
The black hole's images illuminate another mystery of the universe.
Too bad the United States now lacks the cooperative spirit of the Event Horizon team. Terrestrial black holes proliferate.