One giant leap for meme-kind: Twitter pokes fun at humanity’s 1st-ever image of black hole
In a truly supermassive deal, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole at six simultaneous news conferences around the world.Also on rt.com Scientists reveal first ever IMAGE of black hole (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
The team used a global network of radio telescopes in the US, Mexico, Chile, Spain and Antarctica to create one giant dish powerful enough to capture the silhouette of an object some 54 million light-years from Earth, thanks to the combined efforts of a team of some 200 scientists and astronomers.
However, meme enthusiasts the world over may not quite have understood the gravity of the situation. Both the Simpsons and the Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films featured heavily.
Breaking: astronomers capture the first image of a black hole. pic.twitter.com/UG4DVLw3yV— Timothy B. Lee (@binarybits) April 10, 2019
The photo of the black hole is blurry, but if you zoom and enhance then you can see its full destructive power pic.twitter.com/c1wPV0vmrC— Mark Doherty (@dohertymark) April 10, 2019
While others took issue with the apparent lack of clarity and blurriness of the image, despite the superhuman efforts of the scientists and astronomers.
Eureka! Black Hole Photographed for 1st Time. 😱 pic.twitter.com/fXy2IXB2Pi— Kerbal Space Program (@KerbalSpaceP) April 10, 2019
Others were just hungry it seems.
And others resurrected some old favourites to mark the historic occasion.
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