discussed on Science Fantastic Live with Dr. Michio Kaku


At the center of the fireball there is a black hole it weighs two to three million times a massive our son so we know it's there and we've even had pictures of stars being eaten up by this black hole and perhaps maybe next year we'll have photographs of the center of this black hole surrounding the black hole there's a sphere the spheres called the event horizon it is a point of no return if you fall into this fear you are going to be inevitably crushed at the center of a black hole how we don't really know but we're lashing together several radio telescopes around the world to gain the resolution of a gigantic radio telescope the size of the earth now to build radio telescope the size of the earth is impossible it would it would cost too much money but by lashing together several smaller radio telescopes scattered around the surface of the earth and then combining the signal in a computer we can recreate the image as seen by a radio telescope the size of the planet earth that telescope is so powerful that it can actually zero in on the event horizon this is amazing i never thought that in my lifetime i would be able to talk about photographing the event horizon of a black hole that is the point of no return a sphere that surrounds the black hole we're going to have pictures of this perhaps as early

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