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Looking right into the heart of darkness

Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe with gravity so intense and overwhelming that not even light can escape their phenomenal grip.

It’s made actually photographing one incredibly difficult but the Event Horizon Telescope project has managed to take a picture of a super massive black hole at the centre of the neighbouring Virgo-A galaxy.

It an incredible technical achievement and astrophysicist and science educator Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith tells Mark it raises hopes of one day capturing an image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy.

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