Humankind is one step closer to understanding one of the universe’s most enduring mysteries: the black hole. Once considered unobservable, black holes are dense fields of matter that create gravity fields so powerful that even rays of light cannot escape their grasp. But now, astronomers have taken a mind-blowing picture of the dark circular void surrounded by a ring of fiery light.

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‘It’s an Absolute Monster’: See How Astronomers Managed to Snap the First-Ever Photograph of a Black Hole