While there were many memes born from the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on 20 January, none have proven as prolific as Bernie…
The National Science Foundation has released the first ever image of a black hole, showing the world what the mysterious phenomenon looks like in outer space.
— National Science Foundation (@NSF) April 10, 2019
The blurry image, which is making science history, was captured by an Event Horizon Telescope — collection of eight, in fact — designed especially for black hole imaging.
“This black hole resides 55-million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5-billion times that of the Sun,” the foundation explained on its website.
Though scientists everywhere are celebrating, Twitter took a slightly different turn and compared the orange ring to the Eye of Sauron form The Lord of the Rings.
— Elco Smits (@Elco_Smits) April 10, 2019
— Simon Cooper (@coopermatic) April 10, 2019
— Filip (@filipxos) April 10, 2019
— 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘬𝘺 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 (@DigitalAbdullah) April 10, 2019
— Shadow_Noir (@ShadowNoir2) April 10, 2019
— NoleMan (@NoleMan22) April 10, 2019
— Rebecca (@bex2188) April 10, 2019
One Ring to rule the entire universe, perhaps?
Feature image: National Science Foundation