Astronomers Reveal First Photo of an Actual Black Hole: Scientists say they have now have a photograph of something that was always believed to be “unseeable,” a supermassive black hole in the center of Messier 87 - a huge galaxy located about 55 million light-years from the Earth.
Of course, there’s always gonna be skeptics. People who refuse to believe this photograph is really what astronomers say it is. Some, will insist this picture isn’t from outer space at all and was actually stolen off the Pornhub website. Others, will say this looks more like a photograph of President Trump - bending over in the shower after consuming way too many baked beans at a 4th of July campaign BBQ in rural Oklahoma. And of course they’ll always be those who claim this is nothing more than a blurry photograph of a glazed donut.
But, putting all that nonsense aside, my primary concern is related to those always sensitive privacy issues. Did any of these nosey astronomers ever consider that this galaxy may have moved 55 million light-years away because it didn’t want to be bothered by other galaxies? Ever thought of that Mr. Hubble? Geez, not to sound critical, but sometimes I think these damn astronomers act like a bunch of intergalactic paparazzi.