Black Hole Image to be Released today Live, Scientists may reveal the first picture on Science Channel, by Event Horizon at 6:30PM Today. At precisely 13:00 Universal Time on Wednesday – 9 a.m. in the Eastern United States – scientists will hold simultaneous news conferences in Washington, D.C., Belgium, Denmark, Chile, Japan, China and Taiwan to reveal the long-awaited results of the Event Horizon Telescope.
A short video clip from the program features EHT’s director, Shep Doeleman. “It is not straightforward to try to image the black hole at the center of our galaxy,” Doeleman says in the segment. The first of the two is Sagittarius A, a supermassive black hole site that is 26,000 light years away, while the second is at the centre of the supergiant elliptical M87 galaxy in the Virgo constellation.
The EHT is a network of many ground-based radio observatories or radio telescope facilities around the world coordinated to produce a single, high-sensitivity, high-resolution telescope. Astronomers have been using it since 2006 to peer into Sagittarius A* — a monster black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
Watch the Black Hole
A number of news conferences are being held around the world. You can watch one news conference on the National Science Foundation’s website, or in the video player embedded below.