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What was only science fiction until now, or theory at best, was confirmed as being a reality on April 10, 2019. At six simultaneous press conferences around the world, scientists from the “Event Horizon Telescope” unveiled the first image of a black hole. Exactly 100 years after Albert Einstein described the existence of black holes in his General Theory of Relativity, we now have the first proof that he was right: Black holes do exist and they look exactly as previously assumed.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.