Astronomers on Wednesday announced that the first picture of a black hole has been captured by the Event Horizon Telescope.
In a press conference at Washington D.C., Shep Doeleman, an astronomer at Harvard University who directed the effort to capture the image said, “We’ve exposed a part of our universe we’ve never seen before.”
The image released shows the ring of materials on the edge of the black hole's gravity, moving around the black hole at such speed that they emit high-energy radiation. This image is of the black hole at the heart of the galaxy known as Messier 87, some 55 million light-years away from Earth.
Commenting on the same, Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter handle and wrote: "T 3139 - THE BLACK HOLE .. !!
300 million trillion miles away !
3.3 million times the size of the Earth ..we live in such hemispheres .. of such magnitude .. and we operate among us with vituperation and its poverty driven drivel .."
In another tweet, he said: "T 3139 - CONTD 2 : THE BLACK HOLE ..so limited in comparative presence, so overpoweringly pressured in believing and thinking its outcomes , when truly the galaxies of our behavioural attitude are not even a speck in the presence of these beyond and heavenly destinations .."
Shoojit Sircar who directed Bachchan in the super-hit film 'Piku' wrote: "First Black hole image is just unbelievable:) since yesterday I can’t think of anything else. I am craving to see more..actually I want to go there:)"
And BigB in his own best 'Bengali' way told him: "aie Shoojit 😟😟😟 .. its 300 million trillion miles away .. and its 3.3 million times bigger than Earth .. we need to start shooting our film IN A MONTHS TIME .. and the next and the next !
YOU WANT TO GO THERE ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!😡😡"
Here's the interaction -