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April 20, 2019

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Apr. 9, 2019 @ 19:33 GMT
Updated:

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their event horizons, and gravity. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Official press announcement.

On 10 April, astronomers revealed the first ever image of a black hole event horizon -- the surface beyond which light cannot escape from the hole's grasp -- taken by the Event Horizon Telescope (actually a network of telescopes around the world).

You can watch the English language press conference from Brussels live:



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Joe William Fisher wrote on Apr. 13, 2019 @ 16:25 GMT
This am a computer contrived graphic. Notice there am no difference between the black surface area surrounding the hole and the black surface area of the supposed hole itself. In order to produce a graphic, the computer has to be programed to depict surface using a finite number of finite colored pixels. The computer has also to be programmed to depict light using a finite number of finite colored pixels. The problem am that only VISIBLE surface has ever existed or will ever ETERNALLY exist. There has only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, Sensible Realist.

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Apr. 14, 2019 @ 20:36 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

On April 9, 2019, FQXi.org published the TOPIC: Black Hole Photographed for the First Time: EHT Announcement, and provided video of the supposed first view of a black hole sighting.

I sensibly posted this second comment at the site and on my own Facebook page:

This is a poorly made cartoon that the Walt Disney Studio would never have allowed to have been released for public viewing.. As for the absurd claim in the video that Albert Einstein was ever thoughtful; nothing could be further from the truth. Every physicist who has ever lived has wrongfully assumed that matter and space could co-exist. The only irrefutable fact the physicists have been able to establish was that the real earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before any physicists ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing his unnatural guessing concerning matter/space duality. There has only ever been one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light. There has never been any space.

Joe Fisher, The Sensible Realist

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Georgina Woodward wrote on Apr. 16, 2019 @ 03:43 GMT
Congratulations to all involved.

At the end of the official announcement "Event Horizon Telescope" are six papers explaining in detail what was done.

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Georgina Woodward replied on Apr. 17, 2019 @ 06:29 GMT
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. III. Data Processing and Calibration. I understand very little of what is written there but now have an appreciation of what an 'astronomically' complicated feat has been accomplished.

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Joe William Fisher replied on Apr. 18, 2019 @ 15:22 GMT
Dear Georgina,

It is a computer crafted image. Radio telescopes cannot take photographs. If the clever astrophysicists would aim the Hubble telescope at the black area of the assumed hole for two or three hundred hours or so, regular star clusters would appear in the black area.

Joe Fisher, Helpful Realist

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Georgina Woodward replied on Apr. 20, 2019 @ 04:41 GMT
'First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. IV. Imaging the Central Supermassive Black Hole': The introduction to this section talks about why M87 was a black hole 'candidate. "Since the discovery of the first astrophysical jet apparently connected to its nucleus (Curtis 1918), the giant elliptical galaxy M87 in the Virgo cluster has been intensively studied with imaging observations. M87's nuclear gas and stellar dynamics, as traced by optical and infrared (IR) spectroscopy, suggest the presence of a nuclear supermassive black hole .." The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, 2019 April 10

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Apr. 16, 2019 @ 15:57 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Black holes are the most incredible form of mass-energy in the universe, where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape its relentless drawing power. Now that we know what a black hole looks like, explore further with our interview series on what exactly happens in one: https://bit.ly/2UY3EiA”

I have posted this sensible remark at the site and on the FQXi.org Community Board and on my precious Facebook page:

Every physicist who has ever lived has unnaturally assumed that the universe consisted of co-existing finite amounts of matter and empty space. The physicist have been able to prove only one irrefutable fact about the real universe and that am that the real visible world had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of years before Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began publishing their unnatural guesswork concerning the co-existing duality of finite invisible space/time and invisible black holes. There has never been any empty space. There has only ever been one unified infinite VISIBLE surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, The Sensible Realist

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Joe William Fisher wrote on Apr. 19, 2019 @ 15:49 GMT
Dear Dr. Kuhn,

Today’s Closer To Truth Facebook page contained this peculiar announcement:

“Seth Lloyd is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He refers to himself as a "quantum mechanic". Lloyd was awarded a doctorate by Rockefeller University in 1988 after submitting a thesis on Black Holes, Demons, and the Loss of Coherence: How Complex Systems Get Information, and What They Do With It. Watch his interview here on black holes.”

I have nonchalantly posted this sensible comment at the site and on the FQXi.org Community Board and on my exquisite Facebook page.

The only white male devised law of physics the white male physicists have been able to verify am that the real earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of real years before Albert Einstein and Stephan Hawking ever appeared on that real VISIBLE surface and began their unnatural guesswork concerning co-existing finite measurable amounts of matter and curved space/time and finite invisible black holes. There has never been any space. Any sensible person who has ever looked up at the night sky has noticed that it am quite black. The only rational way that could physically happen would have to be because the sky has a VISIBLE surface. Nature must have devised the only single VISIBLE structure possible. There has only been, and there will only ever be one unified VISIBLE infinite surface ETERNALLY occurring in one infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, The Only Perspicacious Realist.

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