An international team of scientists working on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) that can combines observations from telescopes around the world (United States, Mexico, Chile, France, Greenland and the South Pole) to see for the first time, to detail, a black hole.
Black holes are invisible to the human eye,
but astronomers are developing the technology needed to capture the image leg of the immediate surroundings. They are difficult to see in detail because they are very large and far. However, "in a few years," experts have pointed out, the EHT will have the image of the environment around a black hole and the shadow of this, which will know.
The first objective of this project will be the black hole known as Sagittarius A * (Sagittarius A-Star), which is believed to live in the center of the Milky Way, about 26,000 light-years from Earth.
In order to capture their image, the device will combine observations from telescopes around the world into a virtual image with a resolution equal to what would be achieved with a single telescope the size of the distance between separate facilities.
"This is unique, exclusive experiment," said a project member EHT, Jason Dexter, a 'Space.com', who explained that the multi telescope give scientists "more direct information than , until now, had been able to play about what happens very close to the black holes. " "It's exciting and I think you can get amazing results in the coming years," he completed.